The power of digital symbolic representation
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This chapter focuses the impact on the personal and socio-emotional development of children of two significant tensions that occur as a result of the transition process between the digital and non-digital worlds. The Bronfenbrenner Ecological Framework is useful as a model to inform national organisations, practitioners and parents of their intended roles and accountability in the protection of children. Micro transitions will inevitably occur between digital and non-digital exploration and by applying the PEEP model at micro level adults can observe interactions and communication to be aware of these digital realms. These processes can identify, support and manage the emotional and social space and development that impact on children in their learning and play. Rubin identifies digital technology as a way of life that develops skills and tools vital to decode, survive and problem-solve previously unknown realms, dimensions and worlds. The chapter concludes that new and evolving technologies are important to the personal, social and emotional development of children.