The impact of screen use in schools
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Digital technology has the potential to enhance learning, yet international research shows that significant use of screens at school is associated with reduced educational achievement. High screen use is also linked with negative impacts on children's health, development and well-being.
This website reviews the research behind device use in education. It explains why we need moderate, purposeful and evidence-based use of digital technology by schools and what can be done to influence change.
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We acknowledge that digital technology is a powerful tool and is increasingly playing a significant role in the lives of children. However, we are very aware this technology has the potential to harm, and that some children are being harmed through digital technology.
Save the Children NZ
understanding of neuroscience and cognitive, social, emotional and
physical development of a child has resulted in an overuse rather than
the complementary use of technology in schools.
Technology is a great enabler but it comes with potential cost for our health and wellbeing. This website helps you and your children navigate toward safer, healthier and more responsible use of media and digital technologies for happier lives.
Professor of Education, UNSW Sydney