Today’s app space is jam-packed with apps for young children! But, we know very little about how parents decide what apps to select for young users. In a new study, CcaM researchers - Francette Broekman, Jessica Piotrowski, Hans Beentjes, and Patti Valkenburg - sought to shed light on this process.
In a new study, CcaM researchers investigated whether apps can support creativity in middle childhood. Results suggest that developmentally-appropriate creative apps are more engaging and appealing than developmentally-inappropriate apps, but more work is needed to move the needle on creativity. Results also lend support to the use of well-developed media guidance tools for aiding media selection.
The digital media landscape has grown increasingly complex, and with it, we have seen a new array of questions emerge. At CcaM, our scholars are often tackling these questions, particularly as they relate to young people's digital media use. For example, how do parents select apps for their young children? What motivates social media users to share private information, and what are the consequences of doing this?
At the upcoming Dutch-Flemish “Etmaal van de Communicatiewetenschap”, organized at Ghent University on February 8-9, several CcaM researchers will present their latest work.
The first Dutch Scientific Symposium for Media Literacy is organized by the National Academy for Media and Society, and hosts speakers from several Dutch and Flemish universities - including several current and former CcaM researchers.
Across two new studies, CcaM researchers found that it’s not how much – but how – teens use media that matters when it comes to a good night's rest.
Two happy participants of the CcaM study "The Power of Minecraft" won a very special prize: A Minecraft expert-workshop at the Microsoft headquarters in Amsterdam.
A new symposium on the merger of mass and interpersonal communication via interactive communication technology is the focus of the October issue of Human Communication Research
The 18th European Conference on Developmental Psychology (ECDP) will be held this week in Utrecht, the Netherlands. Two teams of CcaM researchers present their latest work here.
It’s official! With the recent arrival of several NAO robots, the team for Professor Jochen Peter’s project “Children and social robots: Towards an integrative framework (CHILDROBOT)” at CcaM is complete!