May 28, 2024

Today, the digital landscape plays a crucial role in children’s lives, offering opportunities for education, socialising and entertainment. However, it also poses risks such as cyberbullying, exposure to inappropriate content and breaches of privacy. There are also concerns that excessive screen time can impact children’s social and emotional development, leading to debates about the quality of their interactions. Recent findings from the PISA survey further highlight a negative correlation between leisurely digital device use at school and academic performance.

This webinar brought together policymakers and experts to discuss with Andreas Schleicher, Director for Education and Skills, the role of digital devices in the classroom and the implication of school bans.

Speakers included:

Andreas Schleicher, Director for Education and Skills, OECD

Lotta Edholm, Minister for Schools, Sweden

Vinod Rao, Secretary (Primary & Secondary Education) State of Gujarat, India Moderated by Duncan Crawford, Senior Content Manager, OECD Directorate for Education and Skills