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Digital beginnings: Young children’s use of popular culture, media and new technologies

12 September 2005
  • Children
  • Children and Young People

This report presents the findings of a study which took place from September 2004 to July 2005. The study explored young children’s (aged from birth to six) use of popular culture, media and new technologies in the home through a survey of 1,852 parents and carers of children who attended 120 individual maintained and non-maintained early years settings in England. A total of 524 early years practitioners who worked in 104 of these settings were also surveyed in order to determine their attitudes towards children’s use of popular culture, media and new technologies and to explore how far they planned for their use in the communications, language and literacy curriculum of the foundation stage.

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