The internet provides wonderful learning opportunities that were not available to previous generations; however, there are also drawbacks to allowing young children to use internet-capable technology. This best practices session will identify the specific dangers associated with online play and learning; review the international laws, government regulatory practices, and professional standards that protect children from online dangers; and provide tips and resources that educators can employ/access to ensure that young children use technology safely and responsibly.
Heider, K. (2015). Cybersafety in early childhood: What parents and educators need to know. In K. Heider & M. Jalongo (Eds.), Young children and families in the information age: Applications of technology in early childhood (pp. 277-292). New York: Springer.