Parental perspectives of children’s use of internet connected toys

Ioanna Palaiologou, Lorna Arnott & Colette Gray
Internet Connected Toys (IoToys) are becoming increasingly popular among very young children (birth to seven years) within families. Meanwhile, increasingly complex and multipurpose digital devices and IoToys require new attitudes, aptitudes and competences on the part of parents. This qualitative study focused on examining how children interact with IoToys at home and in early childhood education. Data were collected using a multi-method approach over an eight-month period. We conducted interviews with parents and teachers, observed...
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