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about children and technology.
She draws on a wealth of specialised, cutting edge knowledge, to provide practical solutions that ensure technology is an empowering part of children’s lives.
A hallmark of Joanne’s work is presenting complex ideas in a fresh, simple ways. She is in demand as a speaker nationally and internationally. Joanne regularly presents on TV including on The Today Show, The Project, Daily Edition, ABC 24, the news across all channels, and a large number of radio stations. Joanne is the technology parenting expert at Kidspot, Australia’s number one parenting website. She has published a long list of opinion pieces recognised for their thought-provoking and timely ideas. Joanne also hosts a monthly digital-parenting seminar series based in USA.
As a researcher, Dr Joanne has an invaluable, ground-up understanding of how children use technology and the factors that influence their use. She works closely as an expert with government, key industry (Apple), education sector, and with families to develop practices that will help children to flourish in our digital society.
Joanne is a busy mum of three. She knows what children and adults want to know about, and provides them with real ideas, understanding and effective solutions.
Joanne is a trusted expert media commentator on educational, ethical and social issues that arise from our technology use. She regularly presents across all media including TV, radio, print and online presentations, in Australia, Asia, USA, and UK.
Topics include how technology use influences childhood, family life, learning, and children’s social lives and identity. Joanne introduces new ideas into the media that are thought provoking and timely, and she provides practical solutions that make sense.
Audiences find real meaning in Joanne’s passion and insight in the field, and her explanations of why children and adults use technology in the ways they do.
Joanne is also an engaging and inspirational MC who knows how to draw the best out of panel conversations.
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A distinct focus of Joanne’s research is that her research involves talking with children, parents and educators to first hand, holistic understanding of children’s uses of technology. Dr Joanne is located at the Centre for Educational Research, Western Sydney University, Australia.
Dr Joanne’s has several current research projects including:
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