Dr. Yoanna Tsaneva, Assist. Prof.
St. Cyril and St. Methodius University of Veliko Tarnovo (Bulgaria)
Abstract. The present paper presents the results of an author’s research on the influence of social information environment on the speech development and communication skills of five-to-seven-year-old children. It outlines the aspects of the impact of virtual space created through digital information technologies and analyses their effects on children’s speech development. Reasons are given for a discussion on the possibilities for overcoming the communication deficits provoked by the excessive use of electronic media.
Keywords: digital technologies; information; children; speech development; technologies; communication