This symposium will focus on developmental aspects of executive functions, and how technology may contribute to the enhancement of these essential cognitive skills over the lifespan. Speakers will address the development of executive functions in childhoodand adolescenceand will discuss issues relating to individual differences in executive functions. Throughout the presentations, speakers will discuss some of the methodological challenges in studying such an elusive construct and will discuss the opportunities afforded by new and emerging digital technologies. Issues include: (1) opportunities afforded by digital technologies for enhancing EF; (2) notable changes in EF over the course of development; (3) studying the transfer of EF with respect to more domain-specific skills; and (4) and challenges in consistently measuring EF across agesand in different populations. This symposium aims to point towards limitations and new directions in understanding and improving the development of EF in a technologically advanced society, with consideration of how digital technologies can impair -or improve the development of specific cognitive skills. Implications for children and adolescents' development in a digital context will be discussed.