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Lindsey Watson is a senior lecturer working in the School of Education and Professional Development and currently teaches on the BA(hons) Early Years. Prior to joining the University of Huddersfield in September 2016, Lindsey was an Early Years teaching assistant in a range of Early Years settings, including mainstream and special education primary schools in West Yorkshire Early Years sector. The role included facilitating multi-agency teams to ensure the support of vulnerable children and their families. Lindsey has a Master of Arts by Research, which explored attitudes and emotions to the internet, analysing the concepts of trust and digital literacy in mothers of reception aged children. Her research interests focus on Early Years and digital technologies and managing a safe digital environment for young children.
Lindsey received an award for her undergraduate degree and successfully obtained a scholarship to facilitate her Master of Arts by Research, following this success, she is currently studying towards her Doctor of Philosophy.
Lindsey is currently working towards her Doctor of Philosophy and is researching issues surrounding child internet safety through the perceptions of teachers, young children and their parents. This research aims to critically interrogate how the home and school environments work together to evaluate the notions of risk, responsibility and trust in the management of child internet. Her particular research interests include:
Watson, L (2017) ‘Storytelling and role play to increase younger childrens autonomy within research. What younger children really think and understand about online safety’. In: TACTYC Annual Conference, 04/11/2017, ICC Birmingham
Youde, A. and Watson, L. (2017) ‘Developing academic reading, writing and research.’. In: Work-based Practice in the Early Years: A Guide for Students. Abingdon, Oxon.: Routledge. pp. 133-149. ISBN 978113867656
Watson, L (2017) ‘Workshop exploring children's understandings of online safety: Storytelling and roleplay as research methods.’. In: Cyber Safe Generation Project meeting, 12-15 September 2017, Aahrus, Denmark
Watson, L (2017) ‘What younger children really think and understand about internet safety: The value of stories and role play as research methods’. In: BEAR Annual Conference 2017, 5-7 September 2017, University of Sussex
Watson, L (2015) Attitudes and Emotions to Internet Safety: Trust and Digital Literacy in Mothers of Reception Aged Children Masters thesis, University of Huddersfield.
Member of Training, Advancement and Co-operation of Teaching Young Children (TACTYC)
Currently teach on modules:
Module leader and tutor:
Personal tutor: BA Hons Early Years
Supervisor: BA Hons Major Study and MA