Adolescent Online Social Communication and Behavior: Relationship Formation on the Internet, 1st Edition

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  • ISBN-10: 160566927X
  • ISBN-13: 9781605669274
  • DDC: 302.23
  • Grade Level Range: College Freshman - College Senior
  • 315 Pages | eBook
  • Original Copyright 2009 | Published/Released June 2010
  • This publication's content originally published in print form: 2009

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The use of social media has gained a greater foothold in teen life as they embrace the conversational nature of interactive online media. However, general concerns exist among the public, community, schools, and administration that online social communication may pose more threats than benefits to adolescents. Adolescent Online Social Communication and Behavior: Relationship Formation on the Internet identifies the role and function of shared contact behavior of youth on the Web. With expert international contributions, this publication provides a deep understanding on various issues of adolescent Internet use with an emphasis on diverse aspects of social and cognitive development, communication characteristics, and modes of communication.

Table of Contents

Front Cover.
Title Page.
Copyright Page.
Editorial Advisory Board.
List of Reviewers.
Table of Contents.
Detailed Table of Contents.
1: Emerging Conceptual and Theoretical Perspectives.
2: Toward an Integrated Conceptual Framework of Research in Teen Online Communication.
3: Internet Affordances and Teens' Social Communication: From Diversification to Bonding.
4: Unravelling the Web: Adolescents and Internet Addiction.
5: Connected at any Cost: Adolescent Developmental Needs and Online Relationship Formation.
6: The Internet and Adolescent Sexual Identity.
7: Current Legal Perspectives and Future Legal Needs.
8: The Role of Law in Adolescent Online Social Communication and Behavior.
9: Do High School Students Benefit from the Children's Internet Protection Act?.
10: Recent Research Findings, Educational Perspectives and Practical Applications.
11: Effects of Motives for Internet Use, Aloneness, and Age Identity Gratifications on Online Social Behaviors and Social Support among Adolescents.
12: Fear for Online Adolescents: Isolation, Contagion, and Sexual Solicitation.
13: Identifying Risk Factors and Enhancing Protective Factors to Prevent Adolescent Victimization on the Internet.
14: Millenials, Social Networking and Social Responsibility.
15: Cyberbullying Internationally Increasing: New Challenges in the Technology Generation.
16: Misconceptions about Being Digital.
17: Language Learning and Social Communication Using Chat Rooms.
Compilation of References.
About the Contributors.