"Hey, it's a gink": A young child's use of the internet in the home

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Increasingly, young children are using the internet. Yet studies of young children’s computer activity give little attention to information and persuasive texts that children access and use via the internet. This paper examines the talk and interaction of a young child aged two years and eleven months during his use of internet sites about lizards. Sites were accessed from YouTube and Wikipedia. This study provides an ethnomethodological account of the ways that Denny accomplished his various activities related to an initial Google search for lizards that his father provided for him. Specifically, the analysis examines and discusses Denny’s use of the internet sites to provide and talk about information and to share on-screen images that he found amusing.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication2011 Annual Meeting of the American Educational Research Association
PublisherAmerican Educational Research Association (AERA)
Number of pages18
Publication statusPublished - 2011
EventAmerican Educational Research Association Annual Meeting - New Orleans, United States
Duration: 08 Apr 201108 Apr 2011


ConferenceAmerican Educational Research Association Annual Meeting
Abbreviated titleAERA
Country/TerritoryUnited States
CityNew Orleans
OtherRoundtable Presentation


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