Sinead Wilson

Sinead is currently investigating the digital technologies young children are engaging with, and how parents and educators can best manage children’s active learning with these technologies while staying safe online. She also seeks to understand if a correlation exists between technology use in early years centres and technology use in the family home.

Sinead’s aim is to use the knowledge gained through her PhD research and apply it to a broader national context, addressing some of the gaps that are becoming evident, especially through interviews with early years centre directors. Her vision is for each and every Australian child to have a balanced and safe access to online accessible digital devices in both their home and education contexts.

Associate Professor Karen Murcia and Professor Tama Leaver

Earliest digital memory
Pressing my Tamagotchi buttons at a million miles an hour to feed and look after my ‘digital pet’.


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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.

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