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Alexander, Rodney T. – ProQuest LLC, 2012
Teenage Internet users are the fastest growing segment in the Internet user population. These teenagers are at risk of sexual assault from Internet predators. This phenomenological study explored teacher and counselors' perceptions of how to prevent this sexual assault. Twenty-five teacher and counselor participants were interviewed. A…
Descriptors: Adolescents, At Risk Persons, Internet, Safety
Yardi, Sarita A. – ProQuest LLC, 2012
With millions of youth on the Internet in the U.S., millions of parents are trying to understand what their children are doing and why. Understanding how technology use impacts youth learning, growth, and social development is critical for their health and wellbeing and for the welfare of the family. Yet, balancing parent authority with teen…
Descriptors: Social Networks, Internet, Parent Role, Parenting Styles
Sulfridge, Rocky M. – ProQuest LLC, 2012
This dissertation explores the website usage of adolescent sexual minorities, examining notions of information seeking and sexual identity development. Sexual information seeking is an important element within human information behavior and is uniquely problematic for young sexual minorities. Utilizing a contemporary gay teen website, this…
Descriptors: Adolescents, Homosexuality, Sexual Orientation, Sexual Identity