Understanding children and young people as digital citizens

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This final DigiGen working paper summarises our key findings and research based recommendations for policy and practice. This is enhanced with the development of a conceptual model which aims to understand how children and young people shape of digital technology within and across the domains of their everyday lives, labelling these domains the digital ecosystems. The model considers the vulnerability and risks that the younger generation face but also the competence-building, skill enhancing creativity brought forth by their own initiative and agency.

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