Research frameworks are being developed that involve very young children in the process of development of future technologies. Children, their teachers and parents from schools in Israel and Denmark are coming together with researchers, educationalists, psychologists, designers and technologists to develop a wearable technology for educational use- the KidsCam.
This example of a hyper-camera will facilitate and support the development of social, communicative and emotional skills in the context of the everyday activities of children. It is envisioned that such digital technology will become embedded in educational culture and create opportunities for shared reflection on early life experiences. Integral to the work is the development of an ethically theorized and ethically led practical framework to consider the issues that surround the development and deployment of new technology by and for children. These will include issues of appropriateness, need and value. A series of interactive presentations will be used to illustrate both the work in progress and the vision of the project.