Cyberkids : Youth Identities and Communities in an On-line World
Sarah L. Holloway, Gill Valentine, Sarah HollowayISBN: 0415230594;
Cyberkids draws together research in the sociology of childhood and social studies of technology to explore children's experiences in the Information Age. The book addresses key policy debates about social inclusion and exclusion, children's identities and friendships in on-line and off-line worlds and their relationships with families and teachers. It counters contemporary moral panics about corruption and lost innocence from adult-centered material on the web and about the addiction to life on the screen. Instead, in showing how children use ICT in balanced and sophisticated ways, the book draws out the importance of everyday uses of technology and the ways in which children's local experiences are embedded within, and in part, constitute the global.
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