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Childhood in the digital age
Childhood in the digital age

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1.3.1 Poll: Are you a digital optimist or pessimist?

It’s hard not to fear for our children when we see the popular headlines about potential hazards. And as Sue Palmer openly argues, digital technology can have a tremendous, damaging effect on children’s lives as they become distractible, impulsive and more self-obsessed.

However, other commentators see technology as a positive vehicle for enhancing children’s learning and development by harnessing the enjoyment and feeling of being in control that it gives children.

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