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Digital Childhood : Technology, New Media and Children's Culture - by Jan Pettersen (Paperback)
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Based upon recent research and empirical inquiry, this text highlights and questions the myths and facts behind the controversial concept of young children accessing technology, and looks at the effects of screen-based media on the child in what the author describes as ‘digital contagion’. Situated in classroom experience, the book pulls together theory and practice to challenge and rationalise the polarized debate of ICT in early childhood. Drawing upon real-life examples, it addresses core issues at the heart of the role of technology in the lives of young children, offers insight into the common topics of debate and will be invaluable to students of early childhood education.