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Dziecięce rozumienie cyberprzestrzeni i zagrożeń z nią związanych
Children’s understanding of cyberspace and associated cyber risks

Author(s): Janina Uszyńska-Jarmoc, Adam Naruszewicz
Subject(s): Education
Published by: Polskie Towarzystwo Pedagogiczne
Keywords: Internet; cyberspace; colloquial concept of the world; student-digital native; early education

Summary/Abstract: The focus study concentrated on the research of 1) children’s perception of the essential features of cyberspace, 2) children’s understanding of its content and structure, i.e. its specific architecture, or “furnishing”, and tools utilized by it, 3) children’s perception of the determinants of their cognitive and social functioning in cyberspace, 4) children’s degree of awareness of the areas of risks and potential threats resulting from exploration of cyberspace. Qualitative research (focus interview) was carried out in five groups of three-year elementary school students (N = 15) from the urban environment. Results of the study may inspire design of educational programs, but owing to the small size of the group studied, they may not be used as a basis for drawing more general conclusions.

  • Issue Year: XIV/2018
  • Issue No: 2 (41)
  • Page Range: 48-59
  • Page Count: 12
  • Language: Polish