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Literacy and digital technology

Boy and girl with technology tablet reading

We live in a digital age. The influx of new technologies and digital platforms is transforming the way that children and young people access reading material, with digital reading becoming an increasingly important part of children’s literacy lives.

It's also a polarising topic. Concerns about screen time and the negative effects of technology on mental health and education dominate media headlines.

Through our research, we're exploring digital technology and its impact on literacy. We've been looking into topics like how many children read digitally compared to in print, the technology teachers are using in the classroom and their digital literacy skills, and digital technology in the early years.

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