Young children (0-8) and digital technology - EU report

Stéphane Chaudron, Lydia Plowman, M.E Beutel, Martina Černikova, Veronica Donoso Navarette, Michael Dreier, Ben Fletcher-Watson, Anni-Sofia Heikkilä, Věra Kontríková, Riitta-Liisa Korkeamäki, Sonia Livingstone, Jackie Marsh, Giovanna Mascheroni, Marina Micheli, Daniele Milesi, K.W. Müller, Tuula Myllylä-Nygård, Marja Niska, Oxana Olkina, Svenja OttovordemgentschenfeldeWannes Ribbens, Janice Richardson, C. Schaack, Vladimir Shlyapnikov, David Šmahel, Galina Soldatova, K. Wölfling

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Abstract / Description of output

Despite the growing number of very young children who go online and who are using a wide range of technologies, little is known about children’s interactions with those technologies. This report presents a pilot qualitative study designed and implemented in collaboration with a selected group of academic partners in different European countries that aims at pioneering in Europe the exploration of young children and their families` experiences with new technologies. It resents its results and discuss the findings at cross-national level on how children between zero and eight engage with digital technologies such as smartphones, tablets, computers and games; how far parents mediate this engagement and their awareness on the risks-opportunities balance. The report concludes on recommendations to parents, industries and policymakers.
Original languageEnglish
Place of PublicationLuxembourg
PublisherPublications Office of the European Union
Number of pages528
ISBN (Electronic)978-92-79-45023-5
Publication statusPublished - 2015

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