Digital infants: the effect of touch screen technology on focused attention and executive function
Carr, A. 2016. Digital infants: the effect of touch screen technology on focused attention and executive function.
Very young children, even toddlers, are using touch screen technologies with increasing frequency. A recent survey found that family ownership of such devices in the UK increased from 7% in 2011 to 71% in 2014 (Ofcom, 2014). However, the effect of this type of interaction on early child development is largely unknown; some have proposed increased screen time will have negative effects on development (e.g. focused attention and other executive functions, Sigman, 2015), while others see opportunities for new ways of learning and interacting (Plowman, 2015). A recent review highlighted the lack of evidence in answering these questions calling for research to offer scientifically informed guidance for policymakers, parents and teachers (Radesky, Schumacher & Zuckerman, 2015).
|Conference||016 SRCD Special Topic Meeting: Technology and Media in Children’s Development|
|Publication process dates|
|Deposited||05 Oct 2016|
|Accepted||02 Jul 2016|
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