Children’s use of technology raises a number of questions and concerns. We are bringing together research and other report to try to give as comprehensive an overview as possible of the positive and negative aspects, what to do to improve children’s online experience and keep them safe.
Evidence based science behind Screen Harmoniser – Jennifer Pridgeon has summarised the current research around screen time, effects of excessive screen time on the brain, the pattern of fear of technological advancement and most importantly what can we as parents or helpers do?
Invited Commentary on ‘Prospective associations between television in the preschool bedroom and later bio-psycho-social risks’ Aric Sigman
The Impact Of Screen Media On Children: A Eurovision For Parliament – Dr Aric Sigman Health Education Lecturer, Fellow of the Society of Biology, Associate Fellow of the British Psychological Society. This chapter is based on a verbal presentation given to the Alliance for Childhood Quality of Childhood Group in the European Parliament by Dr. Aric Sigman in August 2010, hosted by MEP Karin Kadenbach.
The virtual environment from a developmental perspective – Dr. Martine Delfos Em. Professor TSE/HES The Netherlands. The material of this chapter is largely based on the book: Around the Virtual world in 80 days (the outcome of a professorate on Virtual Development of Youth (2012, Dr. Martine Delfos) which was also presented to the Quality of Childhood Group in the European Parliament by Dr.Delfos on 6 March 2012 with Thibault Kleiner of the Cabinet of Euro-Commissioner Neelie Kroes and hosted by MEP Evelyn Regner.
Facing the Screen Dilemma: Young Children, Technology and Early Education – Campaign for a Commercial-Free Childhood • Alliance for Childhood • Teachers Resisting Unhealthy Children’s Entertainment
FOOL’S GOLD: A Critical Look at Computers in Childhood– Edited by Colleen Cordes and Edward Miller
Tech Tonic: Towards a New Literacy of Technology – Alliance for Childhood
Data Privacy and dangers of online grooming and bullying
Towards a better digital future: Informing the Age Appropriate Design Code – Information Commissioner’s Office report by Revealing Reality
National Centre for Gaming Addiction – Director Henrietta Bowden-Jones
Video Games A Critical Analysis – Lowell Monke