Share Paper: Young children and technology exposure outside of the school setting

  1. Andrea Peach, Georgetown College, United States
  2. Susan Bell, Georgetown College, United States
  3. Denise Winsor, University of Memphis, United States
  4. Alexandru Spatariu, Georgetown College, United States
Friday, March 11 1:30 PM-2:30 PM Bellmeade

Abstract: The paper presents different types of technology used by children at home and outside the home environment. Children are exposed to technology in the home from the time they are born. Children are also exposed to technology in many areas outside of the home environment. From riding in a car, shopping in a store, eating at a restaurant, or going to the doctor’s office, technology is prevalent throughout everyday life. We discuss a few technology aspects that need to be considered from a developmental perspective such as appropriateness and educational value. We also present a few questions to get the ...