#DigitalParenting: Cyber Kids, Cyber Bullying, Cyber Balance Barbara C Trolley, Constance Hanel (2010, Corwin)

This book was a little confusing, and took me some time to work through - the authors (psychologists/counsellors)  kept saying that they are pro the positives of the internet, but the focus seems to be more on the negative side (despite giving Nancy Willard a big thumbs up), and quite often stats given to support findings are from quite old research that has since been debunked - or at least challenged. However, there's some interesting…

#DigitalParenting CyberKids: Children in the Information Age Sharon L Holloway & Gill Valentine, 2003

This book is based upon research funded by ESRC & Leverhulme (particularly looking at 5-16 year olds) Children in the Information Age In the late 1990s there were predictions that ITC was about to cause economic, social, cultural & political changes on a level last seen in the industrial revolution… now information rather than manufacturing is the currency of value. Turkle 1995 The opportunities that ICT offers users to access information and communicate with whom…

#DigitalParenting: Childwise Monitor Special Report 2010: Digital Lives

The report starts with: Today’s young children are born into a digital world, and have never known a time without the Internet affecting all aspects of their daily life. Multi-platform access to a whole range of material blurs the distinction between the real and virtual world, and between different delivery channels, giving an extra dimension to their lives that they take for granted. This report explores children’s relationship with the Internet and modern technology, and…

#DigitalParenting: The Monitor Report 2011-12: Children’s Media Use and Purchasing

There is a newer report that was released earlier this year, but unfortunately the British Library doesn't have it yet, and at £2k to buy...  This report was released in January 2012, when latest payment packages for broadband and mobile phones removed "constraints that previously held back access, and ever-lower prices for laptops, tablets and e-readers make these an attractive proposition for birthday and Christmas presents." 2700 children interviewed across 100 schools. "Alongside this, parents…
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