Young People and New Media: Childhood and the Changing Media Environment

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SAGE, Apr 24, 2002 - Language Arts & Disciplines - 278 pages
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Combining a comprehensive literature review with original empirical research on young people's use of new media, this book provides a fresh and in-depth discussion of the increasingly complex relationship between the media and childhood, the family and the home.

We can no longer imagine our daily lives without media and communication technologies. At the start of the 21st century, the home is being transformed into the site of a multimedia culture. This book looks at the discussions around the potential benefits of this new media and asks: What impact are the new media having on childhood and adolescence? Are these technologies changing the nature of young people's leisure and sociability? and has the participation of children in private and public life changed?


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Chapter 1 Childhood youth and the changing media environment
Chapter 2 The diffusion and appropriation of new media
Chapter 3 Media leisure and lifestyle
Balancing public and private lives
The famly context of media use
Chapter 6 Changing media changing literacies
The Young People New Media project
Author Index
Subject Index

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Sonia Livingstone is Professor of Media and Communications at the London School of Economics and Political Science. With longstanding interests in audiences, policy, citizen values and changes in media environments and infrastructures, she has most recently been focused on digital and online technologies and the opportunities and risks these offer to children and young people in private and public spaces. She has coordinated and led the EU Kids Online project since 2006.

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