NEW RULES: YOUNG CHILDREN’S TOUCHSCREEN HABITUS

  • Bjorn Nansen University of Melbourne
  • Darshana Jayemanne University of Melbourne
Keywords: toddlers, touchscreens, habitus, domestic, parents

Abstract

The increasing prevalence of touchscreen and mobile devices in homes has brought computing and the internet into the lives of toddlers and babies. Not only are such devices mobile and liable to enter toddlers’ reach, but their natural user interfaces allow gestural manipulation and navigation. Drawing from ongoing qualitative research with families and children aged from 0 to 5 in their domestic media settings in Melbourne, Australia, this paper reports on young children’s embodiment and enculturation of dispositions towards touchscreen media by developing the concept of ‘touchscreen habitus’.
Published
2018-04-03
How to Cite
Nansen, B., & Jayemanne, D. (2018). NEW RULES: YOUNG CHILDREN’S TOUCHSCREEN HABITUS. AoIR Selected Papers of Internet Research, 6. Retrieved from https://journals.uic.edu/ojs/index.php/spir/article/view/8749
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