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Digital Literacy and Young Children : Towards Better Understandings of the Benefits and Challenges of Digital Technologies in Homes and Early Years Settings

Gillen, J. and Arnott, L. and Marsh, J. and Bus, A. and Castro, T. and Dardanou, M. and Duncan, P. and Enriquez-Gibson, J. and Flewitt, R. and Gray, C. and Holloway, D. and Jernes, M. and Kontovourki, S. and Kucirkova, N. and Kumpulainen, K. and March-Boehnck, G. and Mascheroni, G. and Nagy, K. and O’Connor, J. and O’Neill, B. and Palaiologou, I. and Poveda, D. and Salomaa, S. and Severina, E. and Tafa, E. (2018) Digital Literacy and Young Children : Towards Better Understandings of the Benefits and Challenges of Digital Technologies in Homes and Early Years Settings. [Report]

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Abstract

This policy brief is based on an extensive body of research across Europe and elsewhere conducted by leading researchers in the field across more than 30 countries. We have studied the use of digital technologies by children under 8 years old in a variety of settings using an extensive range of research methods.