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1 Social development in cyberspace Social Development in Cyberspace Wednesday, November 28, 2007 Psychology 133D
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2 Question of the day: Q. Should we be worried about the Internet’s effect on teens?
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3 Contrasting images of youth online YOUTH IN DANGER: Protect youth from the internet DANGEROUS YOUTH: Protect the internet from youth Dangers of pedophiles, predators Effects of internet use on psychological well-being Pornography Hacking Cyberbullying
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5 Contrasting images of youth online YOUTH IN DANGER: Protect youth from the internet DANGEROUS YOUTH: Protect the internet from youth Dangers of pedophiles, predators Effects of internet use on psychological well-being Pornography Hacking Cyberbullying
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6 3 Concerns about adolescent internet use 1. Logging on can make you lonely and depressed 2. The internet will rob youth of their innocence 3. The internet is a breeding ground for bullies, and bullying is more anonymous, random, and hurtful online
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8 Who’s Online (in the U.S.)? 87% of European American teens 89% of Hispanic teens 77% of African American teens 66% of U.S. adults Pew Internet & American Life Project, 2006
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9 What is the peer context of use? More youth online; more of their classmates too More features that facilitate communication with friends, such as instant messaging My research is based on the theoretical perspective that: Adolescent well-being is strongly associated with peer relationships The internet is a social environment and a communication tool What adolescents do online, and how use relates to adjustment, should depend on with whom adolescents interact and why.
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10 Study 1: the Y2K Teens Study Addressed the concern: “Logging on can make you lonely and depressed” by asking… Do 7 th and 10 th graders who use the internet more vs. less report greater daily social and psychological distress?
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11 The Y2K Teens Study: Method Two-part data collection In-school survey 3-4 consecutive end-of-day reports of activities & feelings Daily activity and adjustment measures “How much time did you spend after school today using the Internet?” “I felt left out at school today.” Daily aggregates used in analyses
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12 Participants 7 th graders (M=12.1 yrs, SD=.4) and 10 th graders (M= 15.3 yrs, SD=.6) at suburban LA public schools High SES community: at least 50% online 100 boys, 161 girls 60% European American, 19% Asian American, 7% mixed heritage, 5% Latino/a, 1% African American
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