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This assignment requires you to critically review children’s online play and online leisure activities and the tensions that exist between children’s and adults’ perspectives on the value of this aspect of children’s digital lifestyle.
Read the document “Our rights in the digital world”. The document can be accessed in uploads where I uploaded it.
This document reports on a study undertaken for Convention on the Rights of the Child regarding children’s rights in the digital world. For this report, 709 children and young people aged between 9 – 22 years old were consulted in 27 countries on six continents who offered insights into how digital technology impacts their rights, and what action they want to see taken to protect them. This report documents the findings of that study. This assignment focuses on Section 4 of this report “Leisure and Play”. In Section 4 of the report, children’s comments highlighted the important role of technology for their right to leisure and play yet the conflict that they have with adults about this. Children want to play online, yet often felt their leisure choices are misunderstood by adults. Many children experienced tension with adults who were often concerned that time online took children away from other activities – such as playing outside or completing homework or household duties. Children suggested this was an overly simplified argument, and that play, and leisure online was valuable and important to them.
To complete this assignment you must use a range of relevant references to examine the following questions. This critical report will focus on the following questions that need to be answered:
1. What types of play and leisure activities do children (1-16 years) engage in online. Categorise these according to age groups, gender, and other relevant categories. Ensure the data you use is current and published between 2018-2022. (350 words)
2. What are the educational, social, and economic benefits of these activities for children? (350 words)
3. Document adult concerns in relation to play, and leisure activities online being detrimental and/or of no value to children? Are these concerns warranted and relevant? (350 words)
4. Considering questions 1-3, what is your stance on children’s right to online play and leisure activities? What is at the core of the tension between child’s and adults’ perspective, and what is one change that would improve this tension in relation to children’s play and leisure online? Use evidence to support your stance. (450 words)
? Focus on the 4 questions. You can structure the review how you like.
? No opinions written, first to third questions are all research and the facts. Cover all age range groups mentioned. Question 4 do you agree or disagree and why, your opinion and refer to the questions are key.
? Focus on play and leisure only.
? Use 8-10 sources the quality of references is important, your informed perspective meaning is supported by references.
? Make sure to use the document provided it is compulsory, look at all document pages to get an understanding but focus on leisure and play that is key.
NO PLAGIARISM BEWARE!