Can I Get Down Please, Google?

Our children are growing up with sophisticated technology embedded in their daily lives in a way that our parents couldn’t have begun to contemplate when we were kids. I can still remember how sophisticated the staccato, stuttering sound of the dial-up internet seemed when it first arrived in our house in the late nineties, and how proud I was of the bulky ‘word processor’ (so named because that was all it did) that I bought to take to university.

But these days, even for very young children, instant technology at their fingertips is just the norm. My pre-schooler wants me to take quick videos on my phone of her doing dance routines and watch them back immediately. She doesn’t want to watch something on ‘normal Cbeebies’ she requests…

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