Empowering Children with Adaptive Technology Skills: Careful Engagement in the Digital Information Age


Miftachul HUDA , Kamarul Azmi JASMI , Aminudin HEHSAN , Mohd Ismail MUSTARI , Masitah SHAHRILL , Bushrah BASIRON , Saikou Kawsu GASSAMA


Abstract

The technological advancement occurring in the world today has a potency to create positive and negative side effects especially on children. The positive side may entail increased empathy and acceptance of diversity through modelling the prosocial behaviours, while the negative can be manifest in aggressive behaviour, risky sexual behaviour, and substance abuse. These challenges pose a need to draw a particular attention to children’s rights of protection and care in relation to the use of technology. This paper sought to critically explore the way in which children adapt technology skills and the way they respond towards media influences. The findings revealed that the adaptive technology skills are needed in providing a considerable guidance for child protection and careful engagement towards digital information as part of their rights to natural growth and development.


Keywords

Adaptive technology skills, Careful engagement, Digital information, Media influences, and Children’s protection and rights

Paper Details

Paper Details
Topic Elementary Education
Pages 693 - 708
Issue IEJEE, Volume 9, Issue 3
Date of acceptance 13 March 2017
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Author(s) Details

Miftachul HUDA

Universiti Teknologi Malaysia, Malaysia


Kamarul Azmi JASMI

Universiti Teknologi Malaysia,


Aminudin HEHSAN

Universiti Teknologi Malaysia,


Mohd Ismail MUSTARI

Universiti Brunei Darussalam, Malaysia


Masitah SHAHRILL

Universiti Brunei Darussalam,


Bushrah BASIRON

Universiti Teknologi Malaysia, Malaysia


Saikou Kawsu GASSAMA

Universiti Teknologi Malaysia, Malaysia


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