Traditional literacy skills and internet use among 8 to 12 year old children
MetadataShow full item record
Ninety children in third through sixth grade attending an elementary school in western Canada completed a 15-item rating scale of their Internet use across home, school, and community contexts. Children's literacy skills were assessed with standardized measures of reading fluency and sentence comprehension and teacher ratings of reading and writing ability. Results suggest that Internet use during childhood is a complex behavior that varies across children and across contexts. Instant messaging and community-based Internet use during childhood were associated with decreased literacy skills, while other applications used at home and school were associated with increased literacy skills.
This is an Author's Accepted Manuscript of an article published in Reading Psychology, 2013, copyright Taylor & Francis, available online at: http://doi.org/10.1080/02702711.2012.658144
Showing items related by title, author, creator and subject.
Johnson, Genevieve (2012)Young school children commonly use a range of digital media technologies including television, video games, and the Internet. Parents of 40 children in first and second grade completed a questionnaire that queried: 1) ...
CulturePad: Connecting Aboriginal children and school to Aboriginal language and culture through the use of technologyPagram, J.; Campbell,, A.; Cooper, Martin (2017)Language is an essential feature of culture and identity, and important in instilling a sense of well-being and belonging for many Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people. Yet most traditional Australian languages ...
Improving Phonological Awareness in Parents of Children at Risk of Literacy Difficulties: A Preliminary Evaluation of the Boost ProgramBoyes, Mark; Leitao, Suze; Claessen, Mary; Dzidic, Peta; Boyle, G.; Perry, A.; Nayton, M. (2017)Background: Phonological awareness is an important skill underpinning the development of early literacy. Given the central role of parents in supporting the development of children’s early literacy skills, and that poor ...