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Childhood in the digital age
Childhood in the digital age

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Learning outcomes

After studying this course, you should be able to:

  • describe the range of digital technologies used by children

  • list the main concerns that have been raised about harmful effects of digital technologies on children's development

  • discuss differences among types of digital technology

  • evaluate arguments for and against digital technologies being beneficial for children's development

  • suggest ways in which children can be helped to benefit from engaging with the digital world and to avoid the risks.