Information Links for Caregivers and Educators – Virtual Reality

A teenage girls with a virtual reality headset on in the classroom

Virtual Reality 101: What You Need to Know About Kids and VR
Virtual reality has its advantages and its challenges. The report, co-authored with researchers at Stanford University’s Virtual Human Interaction Lab, explores the positive and negative effects of virtual reality experiences on the cognitive, social, and physical well-being of youth (Common Sense Media).

What Parents Need to Know About Virtual Reality
Common Sense media offers a blog on what parents in today’s technology-driven society should now about the world of virtual reality, which can take a user from the present into new and strange worlds by just strapping on a headset (Common Sense Media).

Virtual Reality Gaming - What Parents Need to Know
Tips, advice, and more on virtual reality gaming, including the pros and cons for kids (Internet Matters).

A Parent’s Guide to Virtual Reality
Parents Zone offers information for parents to virtual reality, defining VR, detailing the main ways to access VR experiences, and answering the question, is VR appropriate for my child (Parent Zone).

Report: The Effects of Virtual Reality in Children
Tech Trends’s report offers information on the impact of virtual reality on children (Tech Trends).

When is it Safe to Buy Kids a VR Headset
Tech Radar, an online source for tech buying advice, offers information on when it is safe to buy youth a virtual reality headset, listing the pros and cons, including potential physical and health impacts (Tech Radar).

What the Research Says About VR in Classrooms
Common Sense Media offers research about VR in the classroom, and five research-based ways educators can use virtual reality for learning. Related articles, including 4 Ways to Use Augmented and Virtual Reality Apps in the Classroom, and 5 Ways to Use Augmented Reality in the Elementary School Classroom, are also available by scrolling to the bottom of the page (Common Sense Media).