Children & Technology

We explore the role of technology in the everyday lives of young children. Whether it’s at home with their families and other caregivers, in educational settings such as preschools and schools, or in and around their neighbourhood we think it’s important to know more about living and learning with technology.


We want the outcomes of our research to:

  • contribute to discussions about the place of technology in young children’s lives
  • create richer learning experiences for children and others by informing the design process
  • provide insights that are valuable for parents and teachers
  • engage decision-makers in understanding more about the ways in which technology can support learning


Based in the Moray House School of Education at the University of Edinburgh, we conduct research, teaching and consultancy that enables us to find out more about living and learning with technology.


First point of contact for this area of work is:

Dr Andrew Manches (Director for Children & Technology)

+44 (0)131 651 6242


Other key colleagues working within this theme are:

Professor Lydia Plowman (Chair in Education and Technology & College Dean of Research)

+44 (0)131 651 6247


Professor Judy Robertson (Chair in Digital Learning)

+44 (0)131 651 6249