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Edwards, Susan; Mantilla, Ana; Henderson, Michael; Nolan, Andrea; Skouteris, Helen; Plowman, Lydia – Educational Practice and Theory, 2018
Young children aged 4-5 years are online in rapidly increasing numbers. This is due to the accessibility of the internet afforded young children via touchscreen technologies. In Australian, the United Kingdom and United States of America, calls have been made for cyber-safety education to be provided for young children in their early childhood…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Teaching Methods, Young Children, Internet
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Edwards, Susan; Nolan, Andrea; Henderson, Michael; Skouteris, Helen; Mantilla, Ana; Lambert, Pamela; Bird, Jo – Early Years: An International Journal of Research and Development, 2016
Advancements in technology have increased preschool children's access to the Internet. Very little research has been conducted to identify pre-school-aged children's understandings of the Internet and ramifications of being "online." Without an understanding of children's thinking about the Internet, it is difficult to provide age- and…
Descriptors: Preschool Children, Internet, Safety, Foreign Countries
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Gronn, Donna; Scott, Anne; Edwards, Susan; Henderson, Michael – Technology, Pedagogy and Education, 2014
Research into children's learning with digital technologies is represented by a growing body of literature examining the relationship between home-school technological practices. A focus of this work is on the notion of a "digital-disconnect" between home and school. This argument suggests that children are such native users of…
Descriptors: Young Children, Siblings, Family Environment, Educational Environment
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Henderson, Michael; de Zwart, Melissa – Australian Educational Computing, 2014
This article represents the submission of the "Australian Council for Computers in Education's" (AACE) response to the Australian Government's Department of Communications' initiative for "Enhancing Online Safety for Children." Henderson and de Zwart agree that children and their educators and caregivers are in serious need…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Computer Mediated Communication, Social Networks, Child Safety
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Snyder, Ilana; Jevons, Colin; Henderson, Michael; Gabbott, Mark; Beale, Denise – English in Australia, 2011
While schools have taught media literacy for many years, new challenges are raised by the growth of digital media and the sophistication of marketing techniques aimed at children. In response to a moral panic over the dangers posed by new media, schools have focused on cyber-safety education to reduce the incidence of phenomena such as…
Descriptors: Children, Marketing, Media Literacy, Grade 6