What happens when teens plug in
Digital technology is all around us. Today’s generation of adolescents is immersed in a digital environment that includes social and interactive media. The EU-funded TecWell project will conduct a qualitative, holistic and longitudinal study of adolescent digital literacy and digital media use. Whereas most studies to date rely on quantitative measures that offer little insight into the actual content consumed, this project will take a mixed qualitative approach with an emphasis on ethnography. Specifically, it will investigate the relationship between two factors found to potentially impact teen well-being while using digital media: digital literacy, and the manner in which digital media is integrated into family life. The differences will be examined across gender and socioeconomic divides. The findings will be useful for the development of strategies and guidelines.
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