Plugged in [electronic resource] : how media attract and affect youth / Patti M. Valkenburg, Jessica Taylor Piotrowski.

Author
Valkenburg, Patti M., 1958- [Browse]
Format
Book
Language
English
Published/​Created
  • New Haven, CT : Yale University Press, [2018]
  • ©2017
Description
1 online resource (341 pages) : illustrations

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Summary note
An illuminating study of the complex relationship between children and media in the digital age. Now, as never before, young people are surrounded by media-thanks to the sophistication and portability of the technology that puts it literally in the palms of their hands. Drawing on data and empirical research that cross many fields and continents, authors Valkenburg and Piotrowski examine the role of media in the lives of children from birth through adolescence, addressing the complex issues of how media affect the young and what adults can do to encourage responsible use in an age of selfies, Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram. This important study looks at both the sunny and the dark side of media use by today's youth, including why and how their preferences change throughout childhood, whether digital gaming is harmful or helpful, the effects of placing tablets and smartphones in the hands of toddlers, the susceptibility of young people to online advertising, the legitimacy of parental concerns about media multitasking, and more.
Notes
Includes index.
Bibliographic references
Includes bibliographical references and index.
Target audience
Specialized.
Source of description
Description based on online resource; title from PDF title page (publisher's Web site, viewed 20. Sep 2019)
Language note
In English.
Contents
  • Frontmatter
  • CONTENTS
  • PREFACE
  • 1. Youth and Media
  • 2. Then and Now
  • 3. Themes and Theoretical Perspectives
  • 4. Infants, Toddlers, and Preschoolers
  • 5. Children
  • 6. Adolescents
  • 7. Media and Violence
  • 8. Media and Emotions
  • 9. Advertising and Commercialism
  • 10. Media and Sex
  • 11. Media and Education
  • 12. Digital Games
  • 13. Social Media
  • 14. Media and Parenting
  • 15. The End
  • NOTES
  • ACKNOWLEDGMENTS
  • INDEX
ISBN
0-300-22809-0
OCLC
1059277640
Doi
  • 10.12987/9780300228090
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