Digital Childhoods

Technologies and Children’s Everyday Lives

  • Susan J. Danby
  • Marilyn Fleer
  • Christina Davidson
  • Maria Hatzigianni

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xii
  2. Susan J. Danby, Marilyn Fleer, Christina Davidson, Maria Hatzigianni
    Pages 1-14
  3. Social Affordances Across Time and Space in Digital Contexts

  4. Emotionality, Play and Digital Engagement

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 83-83
    2. Marie Fridberg, Andreas Redfors
      Pages 101-115
    3. Lisa Kervin, Irina Verenikina, Clara Rivera
      Pages 117-130
    4. Stephane Chaudron, Jackie Marsh, Verònica Donoso Navarette, Wannes Ribbens, Giovanna Mascheroni, David Smahel et al.
      Pages 131-145
    5. Karen E. Wohlwend, Jill A. Scott, Joanne H. Yi, Amanda Deliman, Tolga Kargin
      Pages 147-162
  5. Societal Tools for Thinking, Learning and Communicating Differently

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 163-163
    2. Kate Highfield, Katie A. Paciga, Chip Donohue
      Pages 165-182
    3. Susanne Garvis
      Pages 183-195
    4. Maria Kalamatianou, Maria Hatzigianni
      Pages 197-213
    5. Yvonne Wren, Jane McCormack, Sarah Masso, Sharynne McLeod, Elise Baker, Kathryn Crowe
      Pages 235-251
    6. Brooke Scriven, Christine Edwards-Groves, Christina Davidson
      Pages 267-284
  6. Back Matter
    Pages 285-287

About this book


This book highlights the multiple ways that digital technologies are being used in everyday contexts at home and school, in communities, and across diverse activities, from play to web searching, to talking to family members who are far away. The book helps readers understand the diverse practices employed as children make connections with digital technologies in their everyday experiences.

In addition, the book employs a framework that helps readers easily access major themes at a glance, and also showcases the diversity of ideas and theorisations that underpin the respective chapters. In this way, each chapter stands alone in making a specific contribution and, at the same time, makes explicit its connections to the broader themes of digital technologies in children’s everyday lives. The concept of digital childhood presented here goes beyond a sociological reading of the everyday lives of children and their families, and reflects the various contexts in which children engage, such as preschools and childcare centres.


Digital education Computers in education Families and technology Technology in the home Technology in Early Childhood Skype in education Rural education International Social Media Animation Video Games Longitudinal research Digital photography Digital literacy Albinism iPads in education Assessment and technology

Editors and affiliations

  • Susan J. Danby
    • 1
  • Marilyn Fleer
    • 2
  • Christina Davidson
    • 3
  • Maria Hatzigianni
    • 4
  1. 1.Faculty of EducationQueensland University of TechnologyBrisbaneAustralia
  2. 2.Faculty of EducationMonash UniversityFrankstonAustralia
  3. 3.School of EducationCharles Sturt UniversityWagga WaggaAustralia
  4. 4.Faculty of Human SciencesMacquarie UniversitySydneyAustralia

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer Nature Singapore Pte Ltd. 2018
  • Publisher Name Springer, Singapore
  • eBook Packages Education Education (R0)
  • Print ISBN 978-981-10-6483-8
  • Online ISBN 978-981-10-6484-5
  • Series Print ISSN 2468-8746
  • Series Online ISSN 2468-8754
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