Writing

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Daniel writes reviews, opinions and articles on the role of digital technology, games and theories of play on children and young people. He has written for Wired, Fairfax, News Corp and currently blogs at Huffington Post. Daniel also regularly contributes to industry and sector publications and is always available to contribute content in these areas to your publication. Contact him for more details.

Books

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Idolising Children

Obsessed with our own youth and wanting perfect, genius children who live in a world of designer clothes and toys, Idolising Children says it’s time for us to find new ways of parenting and a new kind of childhood. We need to remove the guilt that comes with trying to be perfect parents. In his eye-opening book Daniel Donahoo asks us to respect children and allow them to experience childhood with all its ups and downs.

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Adproofing Your Kids

This is a hands-on, practical book that offers parents the tools to alleviate the ‘pestering’ behaviour encouraged by marketers and advertisers. It also guides parents in helping their children to think critically about the media messages that surround them on a daily basis. Parents themselves, Daniel Donahoo and Tania Andrusiak began researching this book with their own concerns about the effects of media and marketing on young children today and soon found that these were shared by families all over. The problems seem to arise from two clear facts: young children today spend more time immersed in electronic media and are subjected to more targeted marketing than any generation before them.

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Selected Articles

Gaming in the Classroom, New Media Consortium

An Open Letter: Let’s Get More Sophisticated on Screentime, Huffington Post

Seeking Better Apps for Young Children, Fred Rogers Centre

Technology and Collaboration, Arts Access Australia

TransEDU: Alternate Reality Games in Education, New Media Consortium

 

Blogs

Daniel blogs at The Huffington Post on learning, technology and child development.

Previously Daniel blogged for GeekDad.com and was a contributing editor to the New Media Consortium community.