Playable cities connect people and place in creative ways. They appropriate urban environments and infrastructure and provide ways for citizens to participate in smart cities. While people may be aware of smart cities, these are...Read more
Post-Cambridge-Analytica, and post-GDPR, children are becoming increasingly aware of how their data is being used online but there are still limits to their digital literacy. In this post, Sonia Livingstone, Mariya Stoilova and Rishita Nandagiri...Read more
|Comment|author: Sonia Livingstone, Mariya Stoilova and Rishita Nandagiri
At ZOOM Children’s Museum, all the senses come into play. ZOOM is a place where kids can inquire, explore, play and create things. During the recent Child in the City World Conference in Vienna, some...Read more
Here is our weekly collection of worldwide stories highlighting the importance of promoting and protecting children’s rights and strengthening the position of children in cities. This week’s round-up includes stories from across the globe that...Read more
New Zealand has launched a 3.5 million euro ‘All Equity Fund’ that will give disadvantaged students better access to digital tools, skills and knowledge. The project will benefit 12,500 children a year over three years.
Are videogames the missing element in the English curriculum?
Debates about the purpose of English are not new. Perhaps the most highly politicised subject in the curriculum, English is tasked with developing literacy skills so today’s...Read more
Parents are made to worry that their children are spending too much time on their screens playing games, but maybe they’re just… playing.
A 2015 poll found that Australian adults rated “excessive screen time” as their...Read more
When kids ignore their friends and everyone else, disregard calls and messages from their parents and continue playing on their phone or even act irritated and behave aggressively when their phone is taken from them,...Read more
The UK amends its Data Protection Bill requiring websites and apps to follow child-friendly policies in order to protect children online.
This is “the first time, the development needs of children will be taken into...Read more
Mark Zuckerberg, co-founder and chief executive of the social media giant, Facebook, has published an impassioned letter to his new-born daughter, in which he extols the virtue of playing outside in nature. Adrian Voce reports.
Many of the current conversations on children’s use of mobile phones sound dire warnings, even foretelling the ‘death of childhood’ itself. However, argues playworker and geographer Chris Martin, different standpoints can contribute alternative, more complex perspectives,...Read more