Special Issue on Digital Childhood

Submission Deadline: Feb. 25, 2020

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  • Lead Guest Editor
    • Bindu Kaipparettu Abraham
      College of Applied Medical Science, Department of Nursing,University of Hafar Al Batin, Hafar Al Batin, Saudi Arabia
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    • Nazan Kaymaz
      Çanakkale Onsekiz Mart Unşversity, Çanakkale, Turkey
  • Introduction

    Introduction of the tablets, touchscreen devices, and the internet causes rapid access to the technology of young children. There is a developing tendency for very young children especially toddlers and preschoolers to use internet-connected devices, especially touchscreen tablets and smartphones. This is likely to result in an increasing number of very young children having access to the internet, along with a possible increase in acquaintance to risks associated with such internet use. As children are growing up surrounded by new technologies, it is demanded that young children's brains now are developing differently to the way adults' brains have developed. Many parents, educators, and psychologists have genuine reasons to fear children's commitment to the digital world. We live in a risk-averse culture and this is definitely accurate with concern to children. We know that children are likely to run hazards if they access the internet unsupervised, or stay online for long periods of continuous time. Adults' fears for children and their anxiety about their own lack of control over their children are the single biggest problems in accepting digital technology.

    Aims and Scope:

    1. Growing trend of technology use by children
    2. benefits associated with children's early exposure to technology
    3. hazards associated with children's early exposure to technology
    4. parents concern about technology used by children
    5. Technology more readily adopted by children
    6. Rules for children's engagement with technology
    7. Digital parenting

  • Guidelines for Submission

    Manuscripts can be submitted until the expiry of the deadline. Submissions must be previously unpublished and may not be under consideration elsewhere.

    Papers should be formatted according to the guidelines for authors (see: http://www.ajpediatrics.org/submission). By submitting your manuscripts to the special issue, you are acknowledging that you accept the rules established for publication of manuscripts, including agreement to pay the Article Processing Charges for the manuscripts. Manuscripts should be submitted electronically through the online manuscript submission system at http://www.sciencepublishinggroup.com/login. All papers will be peer-reviewed. Accepted papers will be published continuously in the journal and will be listed together on the special issue website.