Digital Childhoods Across Contexts and Countries

  • Susan J. DanbyEmail author
  • Marilyn Fleer
  • Christina Davidson
  • Maria Hatzigianni
Part of the International Perspectives on Early Childhood Education and Development book series (CHILD, volume 22)


There has been growing interest in how communities engage with and take up digital technologies. For instance, in Australia, approximately 90% of children aged 5–14 years access the Internet (ABS 2013) with 46% of children using mobile devices such as tablets and phones. Across the North American continent and in the EU, there is a similar engagement with digital technologies (Donohue 2015; EU Kids Online 2014). With fast broadband becoming more readily available in many countries, even greater online uptake is expected in the coming years (Livingstone et al. 2011).


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Susan J. Danby
    • 1
    Email author
  • Marilyn Fleer
    • 2
    • 3
  • Christina Davidson
    • 4
  • Maria Hatzigianni
    • 5
  1. 1.Faculty of EducationQueensland University of TechnologyBrisbaneAustralia
  2. 2.Faculty of EducationMonash UniversityFrankstonAustralia
  3. 3.Faculty of EducationUniversity of OxfordOxfordUK
  4. 4.School of EducationCharles Sturt UniversityWagga WaggaAustralia
  5. 5.Faculty of Human SciencesMacquarie UniversitySydneyAustralia

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