Training wheels for cybercitizens: Young children learning in SuperclubsPLUS

Jenny Masters

on Wednesday, 7 April 2010 14:30 - 15:00 in room 208

SuperclubsPLUS is a safe social networking site for children aged 6-12. While is evident that children in the 9-12 age group have embraced SCP with enthusiasm, it is important to consider the 6-8 group working in the space. This age group are likely to become even more confident with the web 2.0 tools than their older siblings and they are potentially more vulnerable to cybersafety issues. On the other hand, these children are learning about cybersafety and cybercitizenship at an earlier age. The study reported in this paper will investigate what young children do in SuperclubsPLUS, how they interact with other children and and what skills they are learning. In particular it will examine cybersafety skills in the context of transferability.

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Masters, J. (2010). Training wheels for cybercitizens: Young children learning in SuperclubsPLUS In D. Gronn, & G. Romeo (Eds) ACEC2010: Digital Diversity. Conference Proceedings of the Australian Computers in Education Conference 2010, Melbourne 6-9 April. Carlton, Victoria: Australian Council for Computers in Education (ACEC). Retrieved from, http://acec2010.acce.edu.au/proposal/466/training-wheels-cybercitizens-young-children-learning-superclubsplus

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