Working Group 1: Digital literacy in homes and communities

The WG has the following objectives:

Original Mission Statement:

The WG will identify the current state of knowledge on young children’s digital literacy and multimodal practices in homes and communities, including synthesising research on parental support of children’s digital literacy development. It will consider issues such as the digital divide and the impact of socio-economic status, ethnicity, identity status (e.g. refugee/immigrant/ indigenous), gender, language, physical ability on digital literacy development. It will examine emergent technologies and their impact for the early years of childhood. It will explore the status of digital literacy in early childhood in European cultures. Finally, the WG will identify the future research agenda in this area and examine the implications of all of the areas investigated for policy in relation to education, parenting and the media industry.


Currently, teams are working in Portugal, Sweden, Finland and the UK and we hope others will join us.  There is plenty of support available regarding the research design, ethics applications etc.


The digital lives of under threes: A progress report

Record of Working Group Meeting – Bologna 31st August 2017

‘A day in the life’ by Dr Julia Gillen, presented at the 3rd DigiLitEY Meeting in Cyprus, 17/18 March 2016

Summary working group 1, 2016-03-18

Presentation PARENTS

WG 1 presentation 18th March 2016

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