Technology and Youth: Growing Up in a Digital World (Sociological Studies of Children and Youth)

 
9781785602641: Technology and Youth: Growing Up in a Digital World (Sociological Studies of Children and Youth)

This volume focuses on the theme of Technology and Youth; advancements in communication and leisure technologies over the past decade have radically transformed the role of technology in the lives of youth. Around the globe, children and adolescents are often seen as being the first to embrace new technologies, such as new forms of social media. Having a cell phone, once regarded as an adult technology, has become a necessity within youth culture in many societies. Even video games, once limited to stand-alone computers, have become a venue for social gatherings of youth. The rapid pace of technological advancement has brought about profound changes in the very nature of childhood and adolescence.This volume of examines the role of technology in the lives of children and adolescents. Topics addressed include: cyberbullying, video games and aggressive behavior, online gaming and the development of social skills, sexuality, child pornography, virtual communities for children, social networking and peer relations, and other related issues.

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Sampson Lee Blair - State University of New York at Buffalo, USA
Patricia Neff Claster - Edinboro University of Pennsylvania, USA
Samuel M. Claster - Edinboro University of Pennsylvania, USA

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Social scientists and a few medical scholars explore issues relating to children and adolescents using electronic communication technology. Their topics include factors that influence bystander behavior in the cyberbully context, youth navigating adult authority across networked publics, the impact of information and communication technology usage on psychological well-being among urban youth, a new social work response to technology and the fostered child, and watching television and reading achievement among third grade language minority students. --Distributed in North America by Turpin Distribution. Annotation 2015 Ringgold Inc. Portland, OR (protoview.com)

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