Digital literacy practices in children’s everyday life

Participating in on-screen and off-screen activities

Authored by: Pål Aarsand , Helen Melander Bowden

The Routledge Handbook of Digital Literacies in Early Childhood

Print publication date:  July  2019
Online publication date:  July  2019

Print ISBN: 9781138303881
eBook ISBN: 9780203730638
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Digital literacy practices form an intrinsic part of most young children’s everyday life in the Western world today. The concept ‘digital literacy practices’ encompasses the use of a variety of digital media: from printed text on webpages to digital games and vlogs (video blogs). They can be located on-screen and off-screen, and are a part of formal education as well as family life and leisure time (Ito et al. 2010; Marsh 2011, 2014). They are activities that children take part in alone, or together with peers, siblings and parents (e.g. Björk-Willén and Aronsson 2014; Flewitt 2015; Davidson et al. 2016), extending into all domains of children’s daily lives (Gillen and Hall 2012).

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