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How do we balance the health risks of digital technologies against access to knowledge and social interactions that provide opportunity for positive physical, social and emotional wellbeing?Read More
How do we harness digital technologies to optimise learning and access to knowledge through active interactions and development of engaging and thought-provoking technologies?Read More
How do we balance access to social and knowledge connections in the digital world against risks of surveillance, infringements of privacy and child rights?Read More
Our global-first Australian Children of the Digital Age (ACODA) Longitudinal Study will investigate the extent, nature and ongoing effects of Australian children’s engagement with digital technologies. We aim to build new understandings to inform policy, innovation and practice; and offer solutions and opportunities for the diversity of Australian children, their families and society.
Children from 2 to 8 years of age are welcome to attend for a fun morning with Robots and Duplo building challenges. Please note: This is a researc...READ MORE
'How is AI Changing Digital Childhoods?' This last year has seen an explosion of interest in the growth of Artificial Intelligence (AI). Discuss...READ MORE
Join us in Brisbane for an engaging two-day workshop geared towards supporting our current cohort of emerging scholars within the Centre. The purpose ...READ MORE
In the growing debate over children’s rights in relation to the digital world, parents may wonder about their role. As technology gets more complex, seemingly the burden of responsibility on parents’ shoulders gets even heavier. Or can a child ri...READ MORE
Ukrainian child refugees use a wide repertoire of digital technologies in their everyday practices of belonging to their home country as well as their new community in Denmark. In our research project Ukrainian Students in Danish Schools, we have stu...READ MORE
The past two years saw growing buzz around Web3 and the metaverse. Along with the celebratory discourse about exciting prospects of the metaverse were some sickeningly familiar headlines. Complaints arose of trolling and harassment, with graphic deta...READ MORE
Archie and Beth explore the Nina and the Neurons game It’s a scorching summer day in a UK city and I am visiting three-year-old Archie and his mum, Beth. Archie kneels on the floor, his hands close to the tablet’s screen, while Beth sits on the ...READ MORE
27 May - 3 June is National Reconciliation Week in Australia. This is a week that calls for all Australians to learn about shared histories, cultures, and achievements and explore how we can all contribute to achieving reconciliation in Australia.&nb...READ MORE
Digital Child members recently travelled to Oslo to participate in a three-day workshop that brought together researchers from two large-scale initiatives focusing on family life and digital platforms - the Centre of Excellence for the Digital Child ...READ MORE
The Australian Research Council Centre of Excellence for the Digital Child acknowledges the First Australian owners of the lands on where we gather and pay our respects to the Elders, lores, customs and creation spirits of this country.
The Centre recognises that the examples we set in diversity and inclusion will support young children to respect and celebrate differences in all people. We embed diversity, inclusivity and equality into all aspects of the Centre’s activities and welcome all people regardless of race, ethnicity, social background, religion, gender, age, disability, sexual orientation and national origin.