CFP: Digitalising Early Childhood Conference internacional conference with Professor Sonia Livingstone | Deadline: 18^th April 2017

The call for papers for the Digitalising Early Childhood Conference (Perth Australia, 11^th – 15^th Sept, 2017) has been extended by two weeks until the 18^th April 2017.

Accepted papers will be published in the refereed proceedings of the Digitising Early Childhood Conference 2017.  Selected papers will be included in an edited book and special journal issue. For further details and submissions follow the links below.

*The conference*
Contemporary 0-8 year olds are inventing what it is to have a digital childhood, and in doing so are introducing families, schools and policy makers to new ways of thinking, doing and being.  This conference constructs a research trajectory through these uncertainties and also aims to build bridges across the different discipline interests and many strands of research in this area.  It will forge a new way forward and consolidate the base of what we already know, revealing what we have yet to investigate and address.

*Keynote Speakers*
Professor Sonia Livingstone

Professor Jackie Marsh
Dr Donell Holloway

Dr Brian O’Neill
Professor Lelia Green

Professor Caroline Barrett-Pugh
Ass. Professor Tama Leaver

*Abstracts*(350 words) and panel proposals (90 minutes) should be forwarded to<> by 18^th April 2017

This conference welcomes papers that address the broadest possible construction of early childhood and the digital.  There will be some publication opportunities and refereed outputs. Topics may include, but are by no means restricted to, the following:
•     Digitisation of early childhood education
•     Literacies at home and school
•     Research methods with very young children
•     Policies, regulations and guidelines
•     Children and their data
•     Parenting the digital child
•     Children’s culture
•     Cultural difference and digital children
•     Risks and benefits
•     Changing discourses of childhood
•     Privacy, security and children’s rights
•     Designing digital experiences for children
•     The child in the digital public sphere
•     Online activism and children
•     Gendering (or not) the digital child

*Conference Location:* Perth, Western Australia; 11th – 15th September 2017
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