Calling all media researchers! The newest volume in the Research in Global Child Advocacy Series will be titled High-Tech Tots: Childhood in a Digital World. Editors Ilene R. Berson and Michael J. Berson have issued a Call for Chapters (click to download HighTechTots.pdf). Proposals are due by May 15th.
This volume will examine the interface between young children and information and communication technology (ICT) from a global perspective. There are three primary areas of emphasis:
- ICT as a teaching and learning tool across cultures and countries to promote the social and cognitive development of young children;
- Research on developmentally appropriate education on cybersafety and cybercitizenship; and
- Studies on the influence of digital technologies on young children, including exposure to inappropriate content and participation in online social networks.