Young children's internet cognition

Edwards, Susan, Skouteris, Helen, Nolan, Andrea and Henderson, Michael 2015, Young children's internet cognition. In Garvis, Susanne and Lemon, Narelle (ed), , Routledge, Abingdon, Eng., pp.38-45, doi: 10.4324/9781315753027.

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Title Young children's internet cognition
Author(s) Edwards, Susan
Skouteris, Helen
Nolan, AndreaORCID iD for Nolan, Andrea
Henderson, Michael
Editor(s) Garvis, Susanne
Lemon, Narelle
Publication date 2015
Chapter number 4
Total chapters 12
Start page 38
End page 45
Total pages 8
Publisher Routledge
Place of Publication Abingdon, Eng.
Keyword(s) Young children
Digital technologies
Summary In the past fi ve years young children's access to and usage of the internet has burgeoned, mostly due to the availability of internet-enabled, touch-screen and mobile technologies. While this creates exciting learning opportunities for young children, internet activity in this age-bracket raises several issues of practical, research and pedagogical concern. Two of the most pertinent concerns outlined in the literature - conceptions of cyber-safety and digital literacies - are focused on in this chapter. We suggest that an understanding of young children's thinking about the internet - their "internet cognition" - is a necessary precursor to learning about internet safety and digital literacies. Without such knowledge it is problematic to expect teachers to know how and what to teach in relation to both cybersafety and digital literacies. The chapter concludes by proposing a research and pedagogical agenda for early childhood education in an eff ort to establish a knowledge base for the fi eld regarding young children's "internet cognition".
ISBN 9781138804401
Language eng
DOI 10.4324/9781315753027
Field of Research 170102 Developmental Psychology and Ageing
Socio Economic Objective 970113 Expanding Knowledge in Education
HERDC Research category B1 Book chapter
ERA Research output type B Book chapter
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