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Home, Families and New Media

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Families, households and personal lives are becoming not only increasingly diverse in their forms and practices but also more dispersed through geographical and social mobility. These trends correspond with dramatic changes in the ways that family members communicate with one another through the use of new media (Bengston 2001). Enhanced communication technologies installed in the home and the growing uses of digital technologies have transformed the relationship between homes and the outside world and between individuals who have moved away from their families and home. Factors that influence the adoption and sustained use of communication technologies in the home also impact the cultural and moral values of families and personal lives (Little et al. 2009; Madianou and Miller 2012). Recent research findings have identified some of the beneficial features of new media in fostering and enhancing social and emotional interactions within families, households and personal lives.

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  • Social Medium
  • Parenting Style
  • Personal Relationship
  • Social Network Site
  • Digital Medium

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Chambers, D. (2013). Home, Families and New Media. In: Social Media and Personal Relationships. Palgrave Macmillan Studies in Family and Intimate Life. Palgrave Macmillan, London. https://doi.org/10.1057/9781137314444_6

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