Dr Carmen Jacques is a researcher at Edith Cowan University and with the Centre of Excellence for the Digital Child. She is currently working on the Australian Research Council’s funded projects: Internet of Toys and Adolescent Perceptions of Harm Online. Carmen is also looking into the effects of infant apps on infant/parent relationships and First time parents digital plans for their child aged 0-4. She also serves as a consultant to the advisory committee for Swansea University and UNICEF’s Project Dragons.
ArticlesThis article is about refugees’ and migrants’ dreams of home and family and stems from an Australian Research Council Linkage Grant, “A Hand Up: Disrupting the Communication of Intergenerational Welfare Dependency” (LP140100935), with Partner Organisation St Vincent de Paul Society (WA) Inc. (Vinnies). A Vinnies-supported refugee and migrant support centre was chosen as one of the hubs for...Read more
ArticlesIntroduction Exploring the ways in which children merge education, play and connection in their digital device use, this article critiques the established definitions of the Internet of Things and the Internet of Toys and suggests an alternative. Using evidence emerging from The Internet of Toys: Benefits and Risks of Connected Toys for Children, we deconstruct these...Read more
FeatureIntroduction This article reports on the emerging findings from a study undertaken as part of an international research collaboration (Australia, Belgium, Italy, UK; DP180103922) exploring the benefits and risks of the Internet of Toys (IoToys). IoToys builds upon technological innovations such as smartphone apps that remotely control home-based objects, and wearable technologies...Read more