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ERIC Number: EJ790717
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2005
Pages: 20
Abstractor: ERIC
ISSN: ISSN-1533-8916
Internet Lives: Social Context and Moral Domain in Adolescent Development
Bradley, Karen
New Directions for Youth Development, n108 p57-76 Win 2005
Adolescents nowadays socialize, network, and sort out their friendships and relationships online. As such, it is assumed that adolescents' experiences in the online world will influence their experiences in the face-to-face world and will play an important role in their development of social and moral knowledge. In this article, the author examines the thinking and behavior of adolescents within the digital world--an environment that is largely not mediated by adults--and considers the applicability of the literature on youth ethics that is based on more traditional contexts. The author also proposes that the digital world creates its own social context, with a different set of social conventions from the adult-mediated "real" world that adolescents also inhabit. (Contains 26 notes.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
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Language: English
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