Online Responses towards use of hand-held devices for children under 12 years old

Hua Geng, Leigh Disney

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    Abstract

    This paper reviewed relevant literature of using hand-held devices in children and used responses from an online discussion forum to investigate people’s opinions towards the use of mobile hand-held devices for children under 12 years old. Critical discourse analysis (CDA) was used as analysis methods in three-dimension framework via micro, meso and macro multi-level interpretations. Although all the 125 online responses emphasised that children should not overuse technologies, and children should be exposed to technologies as well as no technology time, they were divided into anti-technology responses and technology-favourite
    responses. The argument concerns around child development were discussed among the 125 online responses. 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 interesting and useful.
    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publicationWorkshop Proceedings of the 23rd International Conference on Computers in Education ICCE 2015
    EditorsH Ogata
    Place of PublicationJapan
    PublisherAsia Pacific Society for Computers in Education (APSCE)
    Pages442-447
    Number of pages6
    Edition1
    ISBN (Print)978-4-9908014-7-2
    Publication statusPublished - 2015
    EventInternational Conference on Computers in Education (ICCE 2015) - Hangzhou China, Hangzhou, China
    Duration: 30 Nov 20154 Dec 2015
    Conference number: 2015 (23rd)

    Conference

    ConferenceInternational Conference on Computers in Education (ICCE 2015)
    Abbreviated titleICCE
    CountryChina
    CityHangzhou
    Period30/11/154/12/15

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