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Children in Cyberspace: A New Frontier?

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Abstract

The new British prime minister, Tony Blair, made an election promise that in the term of his government all school children would have an email address. Bill Clinton made a similar promise in terms of school children in the United States. While there are now more web-sites than books in the Library of Congress, it is estimated that 50 per cent of the world’s population does not have access to a telephone. What do these promises and differences for the world’s children mean for our understanding of childhood at the end of the twentieth century? In this paper, I want to begin to sketch out some of the ways in which Cyberspace as a kind of space relates to both concerns about childhood and the ways in which developmental psychology, in particular, has thought about children and space.

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Computer Game Virtual Space Discursive Practice Spatial Concept British Prime Minister 
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