Welcome to Digichild – the Live Wires technology blog!

I am thrilled to be the editor of the Live Wires platform on the ECA Learning Hub and excited to tell you about new developments in Live Wires and ECA digital initiatives. The most exciting of these is the release of ECA’s Statement on young children and digital technologies on Friday 21 September at the 2018 ECA National Conference.

For a number of years now ECA has been working with the early childhood sector and experts in early childhood education, development, physical wellbeing and technology to develop a framework that would guide educators, carers and families of young children on digital technology use.

ECA’s Statement on young children and digital technologies is the result of this work.

The Statement will be downloadable from this site and Live Wires will also bring you an expanding suite of free and for-purchase resources to support you in understanding the practice implications of the Statement. This is a new and exciting phase for Live Wires which is the home for ECA’s young children and technology blog, Digichild and professional learning resources on digital technology.

Having worked in a voluntary capacity with ECA for many years I’m pleased to have joined the ECA team as Professional Resources and Research Translation General Manager and will continue as Editor of Live Wires.


Dr Kate Highfield
Editor, Live Wires

Contribute to Digichild: If you are an early childhood educator, carer, researcher or educational leader and have a great technology story to share write to Digichild. We can’t promise to publish everything but we will read your submissions on education, early learning, early childhood educators, young children and digital technology and parenting in the technology age.