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ERIC Number: EJ913904
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2011-Feb
Pages: 13
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 76
ISBN: N/A
ISSN: ISSN-0907-5682
Young People's Internet Use: Divided or Diversified?
Boonaert, Tom; Vettenburg, Nicole
Childhood: A Global Journal of Child Research, v18 n1 p54-66 Feb 2011
This article critically analyses research on young people's internet use. Based on a literature analysis, it examines which young people do what on the internet. These results invite a reflection on the dominant discourse on the digital divide. Within this discourse, there is a strong focus on the use of the internet for information purposes only, a focus which is strongly influenced by the knowledge society. From a pedagogical perspective, the article makes a case for a wider view of this dominant use, since it endangers groups of young people who may already be on the margins of the digital divide.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
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