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, Volume 63, Issue 6, pp 741–750 | Cite as

Youth Digital Practices: Results from Belgian and French Projects

  • Rachel PanckhurstEmail author
  • Louise-Amélie Cougnon
Original Paper

Abstract

This article focuses on youth digital practices, related to evolving language, culture, and emotion handling. Three research questions are addressed: (1) Which current trends of digital practices at school do young people evolve in?; (2) What do children’s and teenagers’ digital writing scholarly productions consist of?; (3) How do they represent their digital practices related to culture and emotions? Comparative results from recent international projects are presented, with authentic textual data and surveys concerning daily use of digital devices. A discussion section suggests possible future paths.

Keywords

Mobile technology Youth digital practices Mediated digital discourse SMS-writing Instant messaging Mobile-phone ban Innovative pedagogical practices Emotion handling 

Notes

Acknowledgements

The authors would like to thank the anonymous reviewer for his/her pertinent remarks on the previous version of their paper.

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Dipralang EA739Université Paul-Valéry Montpellier 3MontpellierFrance
  2. 2.Media Innovation and Intelligibility Lab (MiiL), ILCUniversité Catholique de LouvainLouvain-la-NeuveBelgium

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