Global perspectives on children’s digital opportunities: an emerging research and policy agenda

Sonia Livingstone, Dafna Lemish, Sun Sun Lim, Monica Bulger, Patricio Cabello, Magdalena Claro, Tania Cabello-Hutt, Joe Khalil, Kristiina Kumpulainen, Usha S. Nayar, Priya Nayar, Jonghwi Park, Maria Melizza Tan, Jeanne Prinsloo, Bu Wei

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Diverse international perspectives show that children can benefit greatly from digital opportunities. Despite widespread optimism about the potential of digital technologies, especially for information and education, the research reveals an insufficient evidence base to guide policy and practice across all continents of the world, especially in middle- and low-income countries. Beyond revealing pressing and sizeable gaps in knowledge, this cross- national review also reveals the importance of understanding local values and practices regarding the use of technologies. This leads us to stress that future researchers must take into account local contexts and existing inequalities and must share best practices internationally so that children can navigate the balance between risks and opportunities. This article documents the particular irony that while the world’s poorer countries look to research to find ways to increase access and accelerate the fair distribution of digital educational resources, the world’s wealthier countries look to research for guidance in managing excessive screen time, heavily commercial content, and technologies that intrude on autonomy and privacy. We conclude by recommending that digital divides should be carefully bridged with contextual sensitivity to avoid exacerbating existing disparities; that the provision of technological resources is complemented by a focus on skills enhancement, for teachers as well as students; that a keen eye is needed to ensure the balance of children’s protection and participation rights, with protection now including data abuses as well as safety considerations; and that we forge collaborations among all stakeholders in seeking to enhance children’s digital opportunities worldwide.
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LehtiPediatrics (English Edition)
Vuosikerta140
NumeroSupplement 2
Sivuts137-s141
Sivumäärä5
ISSN0031-4005
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TilaJulkaistu - 1 marraskuuta 2017
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Livingstone, S., Lemish, D., Lim, S. S., Bulger, M., Cabello, P., Claro, M., ... Wei, B. (2017). Global perspectives on children’s digital opportunities: an emerging research and policy agenda. Pediatrics (English Edition), 140(Supplement 2), s137-s141. https://doi.org/10.1542/peds.2016-1758S
Livingstone, Sonia ; Lemish, Dafna ; Lim, Sun Sun ; Bulger, Monica ; Cabello, Patricio ; Claro, Magdalena ; Cabello-Hutt, Tania ; Khalil, Joe ; Kumpulainen, Kristiina ; Nayar, Usha S. ; Nayar, Priya ; Park, Jonghwi ; Tan, Maria Melizza ; Prinsloo, Jeanne ; Wei, Bu. / Global perspectives on children’s digital opportunities: an emerging research and policy agenda. Julkaisussa: Pediatrics (English Edition). 2017 ; Vuosikerta 140, Nro Supplement 2. Sivut s137-s141.
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Global perspectives on children’s digital opportunities: an emerging research and policy agenda. / Livingstone, Sonia; Lemish, Dafna; Lim, Sun Sun; Bulger, Monica; Cabello, Patricio; Claro, Magdalena; Cabello-Hutt, Tania; Khalil, Joe; Kumpulainen, Kristiina; Nayar, Usha S.; Nayar, Priya; Park, Jonghwi; Tan, Maria Melizza; Prinsloo, Jeanne; Wei, Bu.

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Livingstone S, Lemish D, Lim SS, Bulger M, Cabello P, Claro M et al. Global perspectives on children’s digital opportunities: an emerging research and policy agenda. Pediatrics (English Edition). 2017 marras 1;140(Supplement 2):s137-s141. https://doi.org/10.1542/peds.2016-1758S