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Comparative global knowledge about the use of new media technologies among young children

Livingstone, Sonia ORCID: 0000-0002-3248-9862, Lim, Sun Sun, Nandi, Anulekha ORCID: 0000-0002-1421-1525 and Pham, Becky (2023) Comparative global knowledge about the use of new media technologies among young children. In: Erstad, Ola, Flewitt, Rosie, Kümmerling-Meibauer, Bettina and Pereira, Íris Susana, (eds.) The Routledge Handbook of Digital Literacies in Early Childhood. Routledge, Abingdon, UK, 79 - 91. ISBN 9781138303881

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Identification Number: 10.4324/9780203730638-6


We examine evidence regarding young children’s digital literacy practices around the world. Although little is known about children under eight years old, especially on a global comparative basis or beyond the West, we identify such research as exists, including from East Asia and the global South. Barriers to access represent the major challenge globally, a problem often obscured when research focuses on wealthy countries. Some challenges are shared cross-nationally, albeit in different forms, including inequality, curriculum development and the home–school connection. Experimentation with ways of appropriating digital technologies for learning is occurring in diverse contexts, and valuable lessons are beginning to emerge.

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Additional Information: © 2020 The Authors
Divisions: Media and Communications
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HQ The family. Marriage. Woman
Z Bibliography. Library Science. Information Resources > ZA Information resources
Date Deposited: 28 Jul 2023 16:00
Last Modified: 11 Jun 2024 23:14

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