Optimizing the interaction of children with information and communication technologies

L Straker, C Pollock
2005 Ergonomics  
This paper outlines the major changes in the lives of children in industrially advanced countries associated with the increased interaction with information and communication technologies. The potential opportunities and threats to the cognitive, social, physical and visual development of children are reviewed to emphasise the importance of optimising the interaction. The change in children's use of technology also poses opportunities and threats for ergonomics that we should note if our
more » ... ion is to continue being relevant and useful into this century. The paper ends with a pathway to the development and implementation of guidelines about child ICT use for different groups of guideline users.
doi:10.1080/00140130400029233 pmid:16040523 fatcat:ubbvg4b64zcyjgkdtn7q3r35g4