Tag Archives: childhood

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The Potential and Perils of VR and AR for Children

In designing VR/AR devices and applications for children, it is critical to keep in mind the active and inquisitive nature of children, the key developmental tasks of each age and stage, and the profound influence of environmental stimuli and challenges on their physical, mental, and social development and health.

How Will VR and AR Shape Childhood in 10 Years?

Before the Future of Childhood: Immersive Media and Child Development salon took place in November 2018, we invited experts to share their visions about the ways VR and AR might impact childhood 10 years from now. Jeremy Bailenson, PhD, is the founding director of Stanford’s Virtual Human Interaction Lab and the author of Experience on […]

What’s Past is Prologue: A Review of The New Childhood

I must confess, I’d never given much thought to the origin of sandboxes. I played in them, my kids play in them, and so I just assumed that children have been building crumbling castles and holes to China since time immemorial. After reading Jordan Shapiro’s The New Childhood: Raising Kids To Thrive in a Connected […]

Early Education and Technology for Children Conference

The Early Education and Technology for Children Conference invites researchers, policy makers, administrators, and educators together to discuss technology in early childhood education. The conference invites visitors to share research and best practices for how technology can influence early education. For more information, please visit the official site.

Raising the Next Digital Generation

There is something wonderfully simple about my 5-month-old daughter’s inexperience in our digital universe. I was three years old when the nation watched a woman in runner’s uniform hurl a hammer at “Big Brother” during Super Bowl XVIII. The world was invited to watch in awe and wonder how new technologies might empower us and […]