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Mobile Technology for Children by Allison Druin

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Chapter 14. Mobile Technologies for Parent/Child Relationships
Svetlana Yarosh
Georgia Institute of Technology, U.S.A.
Hilary Davis
University of Melbourne, Australia
Paulina Modlitba
Speech + Mobility Group, MIT Media Lab, U.S.A.
Mikael Skov
HCI Lab, Aalborg University, Denmark
Frank Vetere
University of Melbourne, Australia
Many parents and young children face frequent periods of separation, from short-term ones such as business travel to longer ones such as between shared-custody visits. Technologies such as telephone, videoconferencing, and email provide some support for these families but do not meet all parents’ and children's unique goals and needs. Rather than simply looking for a communication medium, families require technologies that help support ...

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