Plugged In: How Media Attract and Affect Youth by Patti M. Valkenburg,Jessica Taylor Piotrowski

By Patti M. Valkenburg,Jessica Taylor Piotrowski

An illuminating research of the complicated courting among young ones and media within the electronic age

Now, as by no means earlier than, adolescents are surrounded through media—thanks to the sophistication and portability of the know-how that places it actually within the hands in their fingers. Drawing on info and empirical learn that pass many fields and continents, authors Valkenburg and Piotrowski learn the position of media within the lives of kids from beginning via formative years, addressing the complicated problems with how media impact the younger and what adults can do to inspire accountable use in an age of selfies, Twitter, fb, and Instagram.
this crucial research appears to be like at either the sunny and the darkish aspect of media use via today’s early life, together with why and the way their personal tastes switch all through youth, no matter if electronic gaming is destructive or precious, the results of putting pills and smartphones within the fingers of little toddlers, the susceptibility of youngsters to web advertising, the legitimacy of parental issues approximately media multitasking, and more.

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