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A close look at the personalization of tech, tools, and toys
Natalia Kucirkova Ph.D.
Deleting Facebook will not solve our problems.
Social media are designed to hook users with deeply personalized content, which harms vulnerable users most.
What makes a successful children's storybook?
Slowing down is valuable for kids, especially on the screen.
What do personalized books, dolls with artificial intelligence, and smart devices mean for children's agency?
Joint parent-child reading can enrich the lives of the young and the grown-up alike.
The desire to sit on the other side of someone’s shadow and see what they looked at, for how long and when, is gradually kindled with Facebook’s addition of new features.
As we FaceTime family members, personalize our masks, and apply filters to our digital faces, we ought to ask whether our focus on the face is justified.
Touch-free days do not happen by choice. Recognizing that touch is a privilege means embracing technological innovation and social awareness.
United by the pandemic, the corona-selfie represents the recognition of an inevitable state of affairs.
Happiness is a slippery target: The more we seek it out, the less happy we are. Could Norwegian kindergartens have the secret ingredients?
Attitudes towards e-books such as 'Kids have enough screen time, they should read a "proper book" instead' create digital-print divides that are just in adults' heads.
With AI seeping into technology, and tech seeping into every aspect of children’s lives, we need to pay more attention to how algorithms affect their learning.
Children's books that are personalized—for and about the child who reads them—may boost confidence and have cognitive benefits. But the limitations cannot be ignored.
Natalia Kucirkova, Ph.D., is Professor at the University of Stavanger, Norway and The Open University, UK.