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SILVA, Andrialex William da. The child's relation whit the iconic language existent in digital age: The childish perception about icon in smartphone. Rev. psicopedag. [online]. 2021, vol.38, n.116, pp. 167-184. ISSN 0103-8486.

Technological advancements have been transforming our relations. Digital devices and their languages mediate our contact with the other and with the world. Amongst the languages present in these devices is the iconic language. The child, who is also a user of these devices, makes use of this language and opens the field for reflections. On that sense, we aim to analyze the use of iconic language in smartphones with a sample group of children. The applied research underpins in a qualitative approach and has developed a pedagogical intervention to achieve its goal, divided in three stages: anamnesis with the guardians, interview, and a battery of tests with the children, making use of a mobile phone. The sample group included the participation of seven non-literate children from ages 4 to 7 years old. The main results of the research were: correlation between the child's interest in technology according to their age; variety of ways of which iconic language can have in a digital device and its variants; and the full domain from the children over the iconic language in new technologies. We conclude that the investigated subjects, digital natives, understand the language of the icons present in new technologies and that this research may open space for new studies with the theme.

Keywords : Iconic Language; Child; Technology; Digital Device; Smartphone.

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