Childhood, Education and Digital Media Mediation Strategies

Pierpaolo Limone, Maria Grazia Simone


The paper aims to contribute to developing some educational mediation strategies, useful for those who educate in the family and at school, to support children in their first experiences with digital media and the net.

Digital technologies are already present in the child's living environments and, just like them, are characterized by a very rapid development. The task of those who do research and those who educate is to know the styles of use, the experiences, the learning, the exploratory maneuvers of the world that very young children perform thanks to digital technology. It should also be considered that, at times, they may be a few clicks away from content and images unsuitable for their age.

The paper, through the Systematic Review approach, reviews the most recent scientific literature on the subject and analyzes the results of some important international research projects on the subject.

The intent of the work, obviously, is not to provide exhaustive answers, always valid criteria and easy generalizations.

With regard to the relationship between childhood and digital media, the paper outlines shared tracks of educational work in the life contexts of the little ones (especially in the family and at school) and reasons to promote further, future investigations in this area.

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