Tag Archives: Technology

No, the research doesn’t say that iPads damage brains

Recent news headlines have many parents of young children in a state of panic. Some popular news outlets claimed that there was “scientific evidence” that indicated that touchscreen devices were detrimental for young children’s development. The headlines stated that there was science to support the claim that, “iPads and Smartphones May Damage Toddler Brains”. The […]

Lighten up in 2015

Young boy & light projector

What are you doing with the light of your life? It’s 2015, the International Year of Light and Light-based Technologies. Digichild looks at children’s enlightening play, places to go, things to do that celebrate light and light technologies.   Light is so vital to life on earth, yet in Australia where natural light is abundant, we […]

Five stay smart tips for Safer Internet Day     

Cybersmart is celebrating international Safer Internet Day, Tuesday 10 February, with loads of resources for children, families and educators. A highlight is the virtual classroom where more than 30,000 children in 150 schools across Australia will participate in topics such as ‘Being a good bystander’. The virtual classroom will build on research that shows peers […]

Back in the day: becoming smart online

In the lead up to Safer Internet Day one educator looks back at starting out. ‘At first I didn’t think we needed outside experts’ Alana, a former teacher, told Digichild recently about the beginnings of her journey with technology and education at a suburban girls school in New South Wales. Alana (a pseudonym) was talking in […]

The secret is coding – not colour coding

Cutting straight through No Gender December, The Hon. Malcolm Turnbull, Minister for Communications, was delighted by the number of young girls using technology creatively at Wee Care Kindergarten where he launched Early Childhood Australia’s Digital Business Kit before Christmas. ‘It is great to see so many girls engaged here’, he said speaking at the Bondi Junction early […]

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