Children and Interactive Multimedia: A Place to Play ed. Tracey Newlands and Michele Roger (1997)
This book of articles on Children and Interactive Multimedia: A Place to Play was prepared from papers delivered at a conference at New College, UNSW, in March 1997. The conference was designed to enable the Australian community to hear discussions on children and interactive media, raising awareness of both the educational potential and the ethical issues involved in usage by children. It also engaged issues of equity, access and information poverty of children on a global scale. In dealing with the impact of multimedia on children, information gathering techniques and advertising that would not be acceptable in traditional media, the vulnerability of children in areas such as inability to comprehend privacy issues and incapacity to understand intent were of particular concern. The conference also sought to draw attention to multimedia potential in areas that have always been important to children's media such as enhancing of wonder and delight and promoting personal growth through challenge and education.