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.
Investigators at the Australian Research Council Centre of Excellence for the Digital Child have commenced a range of literature reviews to map out and capture what is currently known about young children’s digital technology use. This includes ...READ MORE
Facebook recently announced significant changes to Instagram for users aged under 16. New accounts will be private by default, and advertisers will be limited in how they can reach young people. The new changes are long overdue and welcome. But Fa...READ MORE
Children, like adults, are spending more time online. At home and school pre-schoolers now use an array of apps and platforms to learn, play and be entertained. While there are reported benefits, including learning through exploration, many parents a...READ MORE
As the world gradually moves towards life after lockdowns, we explore how a post-pandemic world will affect the Digital Child and their right to make ...READ MORE
FREE ONLINE SEMINAR: Join Dr Jaye Johnon Thiel as she explores the digital constructions of childhood during coronavirus stay-at-home mandates. ...READ MORE
FREE ONLINE SEMINAR: Join leading international researchers Dr Becky Parry, Dr Fiona Scott and Dr Liz Chesworth from the University of Sheffield. ...READ MORE
The Australian Research Council Centre of Excellence for the Digital Child acknowledges the First Nations 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.