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Internet, children and youth

Livingstone, Sonia ORCID: 0000-0002-3248-9862 (2011) Internet, children and youth. In: Consalvo, Mia and Ess, Charles, (eds.) The Handbook of Internet Studies. Wiley-Blackwell, Oxford, UK, pp. 348-368. ISBN 9781444342383

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In late modernity, ‘self-actualisation is understood in terms of a balance between opportunity and risk’ (Giddens, 1991: 78). For the first generation to fully experience the internet in industrialised countries, negotiating this balance has fast become integral to growing up. Framing this is a story of ‘great expectations’, circulated among both parents and children, and strongly fostered by governments and business. But what fuels these expectations? Are they being realised? What are the real benefits of using the internet? Or the risks?

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Additional Information: © 2011 Blackwell
Divisions: Media and Communications
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HQ The family. Marriage. Woman
Date Deposited: 06 Mar 2013 10:36
Last Modified: 20 Oct 2021 01:17

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