Digital Transition: Children in a Multimodal World
Acta Universitatis Sapientiae, Social Analysis, 6(1): 145-154.
10 Pages Posted: 17 Dec 2016
Date Written: August 15, 2016
With the Internet’s omnipresence in both private and public spaces, children grow up immersed in a connected, multimodal, open world. The rise of Facebook and YouTube (i.e. the interactive, so-called web 2.0 platforms emerged in 2004–2005) led to the World Wide Web colonizing our everyday lives: we might call this phenomenon a digital transition. Meanwhile, after 2012, the pervasiveness of mobile technologies has enabled a broader access to online spaces across generations, geographies, gender and social status. The present research note aims at contextualizing preliminary findings of a qualitative study on digital literacy, conducted among children aged 6–8 in a school from a central Romanian small town.
Keywords: digital literacy, children aged 6–8, Romania
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