Online Responses towards the Impact of Hand Held Devices on Children's Social and Emotional Development

G. Geng, L. Disney

    Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference Paper published in Proceedings

    Abstract

    This paper used responses from an online discussion forum to investigate people's opinions towards the use of hand held devices for young children and their impact on children's social and emotional development. Critical discourse analysis (CDA) was used as analysis methods in three-dimension framework via micro, meso and macro multi-level interpretations. Although online response showed different opinions towards the impact of hand held devices, all the 125 online responses agreed that young children should not overuse the devices, and they should have both technology time as well as non-technology time to meet development needs. Educators and parents, who are interested in the areas of whether or not young children should be exposed to and use hand held devices, will find this paper useful.
    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publicationProceedings of the 25th International Conference on Computers in Education
    EditorsWeisan Chen, J. C. Yang, A. F. M. Ayub, Su Luan Wong, A. Mitrovic
    Place of PublicationTaoyuan City
    PublisherAsia Pacific Soc Computers in Education
    Pages620-625
    Number of pages6
    ISBN (Print)978-986-94012-6-5
    Publication statusPublished - 8 Dec 2017
    Event25th International Conference on Computers in Education: Technology and Innovation: Computer-based Educational Systems for the 21st Century - Rydges Hotel, Christchurch, New Zealand
    Duration: 4 Dec 20178 Dec 2017
    http://icce2017.canterbury.ac.nz/

    Conference

    Conference25th International Conference on Computers in Education
    Abbreviated titleICCE2017
    CountryNew Zealand
    CityChristchurch
    Period4/12/178/12/17
    Internet address

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