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|Title:||'Is Children's Digital Citizenship a Digital Straitjacket?'||Contributor(s):||Simpson, Brian H (author)||Publication Date:||2017||Open Access:||Yes||Handle Link:||https://hdl.handle.net/1959.11/22763||Open Access Link:||https://www.slsa2017.com/events-programme||Abstract:||There has been some recent discussion in Australia and the UK about the need to better prepare children as 'digital citizens'. Much of this narrative speaks of children's rights, children's resilience and children being empowered - but empowered to do what? This paper casts a critical eye over some of this discussion and questions whether it places too much emphasis on what is 'appropriate' and 'inappropriate' in digital spaces and casts discussions of children's rights far too much around those notions. In the result it asks whether digital citizenship is just another term for 'well informed digital consumer' consistent with the general demise of real citizenship, and in effect preparing children for an adult world dominated by powerful technology corporations.||Publication Type:||Conference Publication||Conference Name:||SLSA Conference 2017, Newcastle University, United Kingdom, 5-7 April 2017||Source of Publication:||p. 169-169||Publisher:||Newcastle University||Place of Publication:||United Kingdom||Field of Research (FOR):||180199 Law not elsewhere classified||HERDC Category Description:||E3 Extract of Scholarly Conference Publication||Statistics to Oct 2018:||Visitors: 15
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