Smartphones, tablets and computers are a part of life for most children. Your child might find them lots of fun, but what educational and other benefits do they provide? And how much is too much? Find out in this free, live webinar.

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Beyond ‘screen time’ webinar: making the most of digital technology in the early years

How can you help your child make the most of digital technology in early childhood? Professor Susan Edwards, expert in play-based learning in early childhood education, presents this free, live webinar. You’re invited to join the webinar, listen and ask questions about how digital technology can help your child learn, and how you can get the most out of it for your child.

This webinar will help you:

  • understand what ‘technology’ means, and how it’s changing
  • see ‘digital’ as part of your child’s world
  • think about how good-quality digital technology can support play and learning
  • focus on your child’s activity, rather than the tool he’s using – whether it’s paintbrush, pencil or screen
  • address concerns about overuse of technology, including advice from the research.

This webinar is suitable for families with children aged 0-5 years.

Presented by: Professor Susan Edwards, Director of the Early Childhood Futures research program at Australian Catholic University

When: Wednesday 13 June 2018, 8 pm AEST

Duration: 40 minutes, followed by a 20-minute question and answer session 

Registrations for this webinar have now closed.

I’ve signed up: what happens next?

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Recordings will be made available a few days after each webinar. 

About these webinars

These webinars are developed by the Parenting Research Centre with funding from the Department of Education and Training Victoria, supporting parents in Victoria.

Our webinar presenters are qualified experts, who are trained to deliver the evidence-based webinar content in a parent-friendly way.

  • Last updated or reviewed 16-05-2018