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Youthful experts? A critical appraisal of children's emerging internet literacy

Sonia Livingstone

in The Oxford Handbook of Information and Communication Technologies

Published in print February 2009 | ISBN: 9780199548798
Published online September 2009 | | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/oxfordhb/9780199548798.003.0021

Series: Oxford Handbooks in Business and Management C

Youthful experts? A critical appraisal of children's emerging internet literacy

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The growing importance of the Internet in today's lives raises many questions for social scientists, policy makers, and the public regarding the implications for work, education, community, politics, family life, and social relationships. Yet the research literature provides only moderate evidence that the Internet is bringing about any great changes; rather, the emerging picture stresses the (unequal) social conditions that influence how we fit the Internet into our lives. The contrast between the above quotations illustrates, the gap between the hopes held out for the Internet and the realities of people's experiences. As research, especially in industrialized countries, begins to shift its focus from questions of access and diffusion to questions about the nature and quality of Internet use, attention is being directed towards the skills and competence that ‘using’ the Internet implies.

Keywords: Internet literacy; family life; social conditions; Internet use; people's experiences; skills and competence

Article.  8839 words. 

Subjects: Business and Management ; Business Ethics ; Knowledge Management

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