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Playing it safe: developing young children’s understanding of digital networks

Donahoo, Dan (2020) Playing it safe: developing young children’s understanding of digital networks. Parenting for a Digital Future (07 Oct 2020). Blog Entry.

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Teaching tech through play-based learning can help children to start exploring the digital environment and develop their skills and competence from a very young age. For, Dan Donahoo, Senior Advisor at the Alannah & Madeline Foundation, talks about the development of the programme Playing IT Safe – a tool which aims to help parents, carers and educators teach pre-school children how to stay safe online through activities and play. It encourages and supports parents to model safe practices by co-viewing and co-playing with their children and helps educators to scaffold children’s learning by adapting the activities to children’s needs. So how is Playing IT Safe teaching children the skills they need for a digital future and what is the right age to start educating children about digital technology use?

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Additional Information: © 2020 The Author(s)
Divisions: LSE
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HQ The family. Marriage. Woman
Date Deposited: 25 Nov 2020 11:54
Last Modified: 19 Jan 2024 18:09

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