1st Edition

Digital Childhood
Technology, New Media and Children's Culture

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ISBN 9781138301962
November 30, 2021 Forthcoming by Routledge
150 Pages

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Book Description

Based upon recent research and empirical inquiry, this text highlights and questions the myths and facts behind the controversial concept of young children accessing technology, and looks at the effects of screen-based media on the child in what the author describes as ‘digital contagion’. Situated in classroom experience, the book pulls together theory and practice to challenge and rationalise the polarized debate of ICT in early childhood. Drawing upon real-life examples, it addresses core issues at the heart of the role of technology in the lives of young children, offers insight into the common topics of debate and will be invaluable to students of early childhood education.



Jan Pettersen is a lecturer and programme chair for the MA in Mentoring, Management & Leadership in the Early Years at the Dublin Institute of Technology (DIT). He is a co-founder of the Special Interest Group (SIG) on Digital Childhoods in EECERA.