Observing children when using computers with a focus on their self-esteem
journal contributionposted on 07.11.2016, 23:25 by Hatzigianni, Maria, Margetts, Kay
Children are born into a rich technological environment and by the time they attend preschool they already have accumulated a wide variety of technological experiences, skills and knowledge. This paper reports on part of a project undertaken in Melbourne, Australia, which had as a primary aim to explore the existence or not of a relationship between computer use and young (4-6 year old) children's self-esteem. Observing children's interactions with computers was one of the data collection methods utilised in this study. The twofold analysis of the observations, the findings related to self-esteem and children's interactions with computers are the focus of this paper and are considered to be interesting and useful for the early childhood educators.
International Research in Early Childhood Education, vol. 1, no. 2, p. 69-86