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Young children's everyday concepts about the internet: Implications for cyber-safety education in the early years

Nolan, Andrea, Edwards, Susan, Henderson, Michael, Mantilla, Ana, Plowman, Lydia and Skouteris, Helen 2016, Young children's everyday concepts about the internet: Implications for cyber-safety education in the early years, British journal of educational technology, Online first, doi: 10.1111/bjet.12529.

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Title Young children's everyday concepts about the internet: Implications for cyber-safety education in the early years
Author(s) Nolan, AndreaORCID iD for Nolan, Andrea orcid.org/0000-0003-3519-6317
Edwards, Susan
Henderson, Michael
Mantilla, Ana
Plowman, Lydia
Skouteris, Helen
Journal name British journal of educational technology
Season Online first
Total pages 11
Publisher Wiley
Place of publication London, Eng.
Publication date 2016-11
ISSN 1467-8535
Summary Young children from around the world are accessing the internet in ever increasing numbers. The rapid increase in internet activity by children aged 4–5 years in particular is due to the ease access enabled them by touchscreen internet-enabled tablet technologies. With young children now online, often independently of adult supervision, the need for early childhood cyber-safety education is becoming urgent. In this paper, we report the early findings from a project aimed at examining the development of cybersafety education for young children. We argue that cyber-safety education for young children cannot be effectively developed without first considering young children’s thinking about the internet. In this paper, we use Vygotsky’s ideas about the development of mature concepts from the merging of everyday and scientific concepts. We identify the potential range of everyday concepts likely to form the basis of young children’s thinking about the internet as a platform for cyber-safety education in the early years.
Language eng
DOI 10.1111/bjet.12529
Field of Research 130102 Early Childhood Education (excl Maori)
1303 Specialist Studies In Education
Socio Economic Objective 970113 Expanding Knowledge in Education
HERDC Research category C1 Refereed article in a scholarly journal
ERA Research output type C Journal article
Copyright notice ©2016, Elsevier
Persistent URL http://hdl.handle.net/10536/DRO/DU:30089950

Document type: Journal Article
Collection: School of Education
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