“It is Magic”: A Global Perspective on what Technology Means to Youth

Buehler, Erin and Alayed, Fahad and Komlodi, Anita and Epstein, Serena (2012) “It is Magic”: A Global Perspective on what Technology Means to Youth. In: Proceedings Cultural Attitudes Towards Communication and Technology 2012. Murdoch University, Murdoch, pp. 100-104.


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As technology becomes ever more pervasive, it is increasingly important to understand the relationships between technology and youth. We seek to understand this bond at a global level. We have conducted focus groups and video diaries with middle-school aged children in three different countries: Hungary, India, and Morocco. Our exploration has yielded five themes highlighting the emotional perspectives of youth regarding the devices in their everyday lives: 1) awe and appreciation, 2) fun and entertainment, 3) boredom, 4) communication, and 5) negativity. This paper discusses these themes and their significance.

Item Type: Book Section
Subjects: Cultural Attitudes Towards Communication and Technology, Proceedings > CATaC Conference 2012
Depositing User: Sissi Kemp
Date Deposited: 09 Oct 2012 12:38
Last Modified: 09 Oct 2012 19:43
URI: http://sammelpunkt.philo.at/id/eprint/2141

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