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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 Longitudinal Family Cohort 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.
The first in a new series of public seminars brought together experts in digital privacy. The Australian Research Council Centre of Excellence for the Digital Child recently partnered with the Australian Centre for the Moving Image...READ MORE
Recent outrage surrounding a young children’s toy “vlogger” set echoes moral panics of the past, particularly when words such as children, play and digital come together. Aldi recently released a new range of wooden toys, including the Vlogg...READ MORE
A new policy at the ARC Centre of Excellence for the Digital Child will ensure Indigenous research undertaken by the Centre ethically and positively serves Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander children and families. The Aboriginal and Torres Stra...READ MORE
UNICEF and the LEGO Group, funded by the LEGO Foundation, have formed the Responsible Innovation in Technology for Children (RITEC) project to consider the creation of a digital world that prioritises the wellbeing of children. Associate Prof...READ MORE
When the Australian Research Council (ARC) Centre of Excellence for the Digital Child launched last year, times had never been more precarious for in-person relationships. The COVID-19 pandemic had thrust all of us into the digital space, whether w...READ MORE
Professor Susan Danby, Director of the ARC Centre of Excellence for the Digital Child, has been appointed a Fellow of the Academy of the Social Sciences in Australia (ASSA) for her lifetime of work dedicated to children. Professor Danby joins 36 oth...READ MORE
I have been studying the digitisation of schools for several years now. In Argentina, where I grew up, I analysed the changes in teaching and learning brought by a massive technology program that equipped each student with a laptop. Since moving to M...READ MORE
Electronic screens captivate children's attention in a way almost nothing else does, and technology is a ubiquitous and evolving part of children’s worlds. For children, screens were once only used to watch programs like Pl...READ MORE
Some stones painted with rainbows and left on a doorstep, a child mirroring the cosmic yoga class on YouTube, a joint birthday party held in Minecraft, a video made by a 10-year-old which spelled out a simple truth: ‘It’s not a rap / It’s not a...READ MORE
Children’s use of digital technology such as tablet computers, mobile phones and TVs is a hot topic of community interest. However, parents and professionals working with children and families currently receive conflicting messages about how best t...READ MORE
The core work of the Centre focuses on children ‘growing, learning and connecting with digital technology that is rapidly evolving and changing’. As a foundation to this, we have drawn on research and literature to develop a contemporary definit...READ MORE
Each month, the Centre’s HDR students meet as the Journal Club to discuss a topical piece of literature around digital childhoods. The Journal Club offers a space for higher degree by research students to discuss research theories, strategies, and...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.