The preschoolers have access to our computers and touchscreens using early childhood literacy and numeracy programs. Children will complete many interactive experiences on the programs throughout the year.
Technology and Media items will only be used as an extension to the daily program assisting in development of social, physical, emotional, cognitive, language and creative potential of each child. Technology and Media items will be incorporated as an additional resource, not a substitute.
Guidelines for use:
- To assist in expanding the content of the daily program and current affairs
- Programs must be carefully selected and be suitable to the needs and development levels of each child watching
- Chosen programs should hold the interests of the children
- Programs depicting violence e.g. graphic news reports should not be shown
- Children are to view ‘G’ rated programs only
- Information regarding programs viewed will be shared with families
- All content will be socially and culturally considerate and appropriate.
Timeframes for ‘screen time’ according to Australia's Physical Activity and Sedentary Behaviour Guidelines are:
- Children younger than 2 years of age should not spend any time in front of a screen.
- Children 2 to 5 years of age should be limited to less than one hour per day.
- Children 5-12 years of age should limit screen time for entertainment to no more than 2 hours a day.
Children are “growing up digital”.
Children will be taught healthy concepts of digital use and citizenship.
Only quality developmentally appropriate interactive media will be used.