Digital Youth

The Role of Media in Development


ISBN: 978-1-4419-6277-5 (Print) 978-1-4419-6278-2 (Online)

Table of contents (12 chapters)

  1. Front Matter

    Pages i-xv

  2. Chapter

    Pages 1-25

    Adolescents’ Digital Worlds: An Introduction

  3. Chapter

    Pages 27-39

    Connecting Online Behavior to Adolescent Development: A Theoretical Framework

  4. Chapter

    Pages 41-57

    Sexuality on the Internet: Sexual Exploration, Cybersex, and Pornography

  5. Chapter

    Pages 59-80

    Constructing Identity Online: Identity Exploration and Self-Presentation

  6. Chapter

    Pages 81-102

    Intimacy and the Internet: Relationships with Friends, Romantic Partners, and Family Members

  7. Chapter

    Pages 103-122

    Digital Worlds and Doing the Right Thing: Morality, Ethics, and Civic Engagement

  8. Chapter

    Pages 123-142

    Internet Use and Well-Being: Physical and Psychological Effects

  9. Chapter

    Pages 143-155

    Technology and Health: Using the Internet for Wellness and Illness

  10. Chapter

    Pages 157-178

    When Is It Too Much? Excessive Internet Use and Addictive Behavior

  11. Chapter

    Pages 179-199

    The Darker Sides of the Internet: Violence, Cyber Bullying, and Victimization

  12. Chapter

    Pages 201-213

    Promoting Positive and Safe Digital Worlds: What Parents and Teachers Can Do to Empower Youth

  13. Chapter

    Pages 215-230

    Adolescents’ Digital Worlds: Conclusions and Future Steps

  14. Back Matter

    Pages 231-236