ERIC Number: ED465931
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 2002-Jun-28
The Impact of Interactive Technology on Children's & Adolescents' Cognitive and Social Skills.
Over the past few years, computer applications such as games and the Internet have increased in popularity and children and teens are spending significant amounts of time interacting with them. In order to understand the growing impact of these interactive technologies on youth, this paper briefly reviews previous research on the impact of computer use on children and adolescents. The Internet, and in particular recent trends in adolescent Internet use, is highlighted. Finally, the paper discusses research on the social and psychological impact of Internet use by adolescents and presents data from an ongoing study on the impact of adolescents Internet use on their loneliness. (Contains 15 references.) (Author/GCD)
Publication Type: Information Analyses; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Conference of the American Psychological Association (109th, San Francisco, CA, August 24-28, 2001). Some charts may not reproduce adequately.