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Title: Developing a measure to understand young children's Internet cognition and cyber-safety awareness: a pilot test
Contributor(s): Edwards, Susan (author); Nolan, Andrea (author); Henderson, Michael (author); Skouteris, Helen (author); Mantilla, Ana (author); Lambert, Pamela (author); Bird, Jo  (author)orcid 
Publication Date: 2016
DOI: 10.1080/09575146.2016.1193723
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Abstract: Advancements in technology have increased preschool children's access to the Internet. Very little research has been conducted to identify pre-school-aged children's understandings of the Internet and ramifications of being 'online'. Without an understanding of children's thinking about the Internet, it is difficult to provide age- and pedagogically appropriate cyber-safety education. This study developed and pilot-tested an interview schedule that focuses on the Internet thinking and cyber-safety awareness of Australian children aged 4-5 years. The schedule is informed by sociocultural theory, cyber-safety education research and approaches for researching with young children. The schedule shows potential to elicit children's understandings of the Internet and cyber-safety awareness. Adjustments are required to allow more contextualised responses from children.
Publication Type: Journal Article
Source of Publication: Early Years, 36(3), p. 322-335
Publisher: Routledge
Place of Publication: United Kingdom
ISSN: 1472-4421
Field of Research (FOR): 130212 Science, Technology and Engineering Curriculum and Pedagogy
130102 Early Childhood Education (excl. Maori)
Socio-Economic Outcome Codes: 970113 Expanding Knowledge in Education
970110 Expanding Knowledge in Technology
930101 Learner and Learning Achievement
Peer Reviewed: Yes
HERDC Category Description: C1 Refereed Article in a Scholarly Journal
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