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Alqahtani, Abdulmagni Mohammed – Journal of Education and e-Learning Research, 2016
With an increasing number of young people across the Gulf States now having access to the internet, the online safety of these adolescents is of concern. In a survey of 115 adolescents from the Gulf States, it was found that, although there are many benefits to young people, the risks of online usage are not fully understood by teenagers or their…
Descriptors: Adolescents, Adolescent Attitudes, Information Security, Safety
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Hynan, Amanda; Murray, Janice; Goldbart, Juliet – Child Language Teaching and Therapy, 2014
Young people are using digital technology and online social media within their everyday lives to enrich their social relationships. The UK government believes that using digital technology can improve social inclusion. One well-recognized outcome measure for establishing social inclusion is to examine opportunities for self-determination.…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Social Networks, Information Technology, Social Development
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Curwood, Jen Scott; Magnifico, Alecia Marie; Lammers, Jayne C. – Journal of Adolescent & Adult Literacy, 2013
In order to understand the culture of the physical, virtual, and blended spheres that adolescents inhabit, we build on Gee's concept of affinity spaces. Drawing on our ethnographic research of adolescent literacies related to The Hunger Games novels, the Neopets online game, and The Sims videogames, this article explores the nature of…
Descriptors: Adolescents, Creativity, Writing Instruction, Student Motivation
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Mendick, Heather; Moreau, Marie-Pierre – Gender and Education, 2013
This paper looks at online representations of women and men in science, engineering and technology. We show that these representations largely re/produce dominant gender discourses. We then focus on the question: How are gender cliched images re/produced online? Drawing on a discursive analysis of data from six interviews with web authors, we…
Descriptors: STEM Education, Males, Females, Gender Differences
International Association for Development of the Information Society, 2012
The IADIS CELDA 2012 Conference intention was to address the main issues concerned with evolving learning processes and supporting pedagogies and applications in the digital age. There had been advances in both cognitive psychology and computing that have affected the educational arena. The convergence of these two disciplines is increasing at a…
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Academic Persistence, Academic Support Services, Access to Computers
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Lally, Vic; Sclater, Madeleine – Research in Comparative and International Education, 2012
The aim of the Inter-Life Project was to investigate the use of virtual worlds and creative practices to support the acquisition of transition skills for young people to enhance their management of important life events. In particular, the authors have been investigating the role of the Inter-Life virtual worlds in supporting the development of…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Computer Simulation, Social Systems, Internet
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Goldman, Juliette D. G.; McCutchen, Lisa E. – Educational Research, 2012
Background: Teenagers need information about their changing bodies. Many young people do not receive adequate or accurate puberty/sexuality education from their parents or school, so many teenagers are going online to have their sexuality questions answered. Purpose: This research examines teenagers' web questions on sexuality, and an example of…
Descriptors: Sexuality, Evidence, Sex Education, Physical Education
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Davies, Julia – Computers & Education, 2012
This paper focuses on 25 UK teenagers' language and literacy practices on Facebook; it draws on data from interviews as well as from Facebook "walls". To explore whether Facebook provides opportunities for new literacy practices through text-making, the research considers how teenagers use the site to present themselves and "do…
Descriptors: Friendship, Adolescents, Literacy, Interviews
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Kofoed, Jette; Ringrose, Jessica – Discourse: Studies in the Cultural Politics of Education, 2012
In this paper we combine the thinking of Deleuze and Guattari (1984, 1987) with Judith Butler's (1990, 1993, 2004, 2009) work to follow the rhizomatic becomings of young people's affective relations in a range of on- and off-line school spaces. In particular we explore how events that may be designated as sexual cyberbullying are constituted and…
Descriptors: Affective Behavior, Foreign Countries, Social Networks, Adolescents
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Ackers, Melanie Jane – Educational Psychology in Practice, 2012
The topic of cyberbullying is raising international debate and concern. Through the development and dissemination of a questionnaire 12 student researchers were supported in surveying 325 UK students across Years 7, 8 and 9 to gain further knowledge of this area, in relation to children and young people. Results were analysed and comparisons made…
Descriptors: Young Adults, Foreign Countries, Children, Adolescents
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Freeman, Kim; Hadwin, Julie A.; Halligan, Sarah L. – Journal of Clinical Child and Adolescent Psychology, 2011
Aggression in young people has been associated with a bias toward attributing hostile intent to others. However, little is known about the origin of biased social information processing. The current study explored the potential role of peer contagion in the emergence of hostile attribution in adolescents. One hundred thirty-four adolescents (M age…
Descriptors: Aggression, Adolescents, Peer Influence, Information Processing
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Atkinson, Chris; Newton, David – Journal of Sexual Aggression, 2010
This paper reviews the development of online technologies over the last 40 years in the context of the perceived risks to children. It reviews the literature on the main research, legislation and guidance and their role in the development of responses to safeguard children from the perceived threat of harm online. Significant gaps are found in the…
Descriptors: Young Adults, Internet, Adolescents, Information Technology