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Childhood in the digital age
Childhood in the digital age

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This free course was written by Nathalia Gjersoe, Natalia Kucirkova and John Oates. It was first published in October 2016 and updated in January 2020.

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Figure 1 Source adapted from Wheeler, 2013

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Figure 7 Images © monkeybusinessimages/, © University of Bristol

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3.2.2 Extract from: Raise Smart Kid (no date) ‘The positive and negative effects of video games online’ [online]. Available at

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3.1.2 Texting is killing language, 3.2.1 Your brain and video games © TED Conferences LLC


3.3 The Educators, Episode 5, 10 September 2014, © BBC

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