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Youth Online: Identity and Literacy in the Digital Age
Youth Online chronicles the stories of young people from several countries the US, Australia, Canada, Switzerland, and Holland and their interactions in online communities over a seven-year period. It examines how young people construct their identities in various social contexts: social, fantasy, role-playing; and for various social purposes: leadership, learning, power, ...more
Hardcover, 242 pages
Published July 13th 2007 by Peter Lang Inc., International Academic Publishers
(first published July 1st 2007)
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I thought this book was really interesting and definitely worth the read. Because I have heard all my life of the dangerous of being online too often, it was refreshing to read a perspective that celebrates the skills and development teenagers are gaining through being and participating online. While reading the book, there were a few times where "but what about. . ." questions entered my mind. I wanted to know more about what the author thought about children who weren't able to stay safe ...more
Angela Thomas is the best-selling author of numerous books including DO YOU THINK I'M BEAUTIFUL and MY SINGLE MOM LIFE. She is a gifted teacher and story-teller speaking to thousands each year. Angela teaches and transparently shares life experiences that draw her and others into a deeper passion for knowing God. Thomas graduated from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill & Dallas ...moreMore about Angela Thomas...