Lydia Plowman is Chair in Education and Technology in the Moray House School of Education, University of Edinburgh. She is Vice-Chair of the Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC) panel for Education, Linguistics and Psychology and a member of the Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC) Strategic Advisory Network, with a particular interest in social, cultural and ethical issues. She is interested in digital media and young children’s learning in a range of formal and informal settings, particularly in the ways in which technology is integrated into family life and used for leisure, work and educational purposes in the home.
The Children’s Media Foundation recently asked me and my colleague, Jonathan Hancock, to write a research-informed and parent-friendly guide to some of the questions that are asked about children’s uses of digital media. The questions covered by the review are: 1) Are screen-based media ‘bad’ for my children? 2) Will playing violent video games make […]