Playing in a virtual bedroom: youth leisure in the Facebook generation

Downs, C 2011, 'Playing in a virtual bedroom: youth leisure in the Facebook generation' , in: Children, Youth and Leisure , Leisure Studies, pp. 15-31.

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The rapidly changing uses of online social networking sites (SNS) have led to moral panics, most notably framed in terms of 'stranger danger'. However, the risks to young people from access to un-mediated content available via SNS, and most particularly to user-generated content is not generally seen as being dangerous. However, adults would not generally consider many of the activities engaged in via SNS as safe were they conducted in the real world. This paper explores the ways in which young people use SNS to mediate complex issues of social identity in a virtual environment.

Item Type: Book Section
Editors: Jeanes, R and Magee, J
Themes: Media, Digital Technology and the Creative Economy
Journal or Publication Title: Leisure Studies
Publisher: Leisure Studies
Refereed: Yes
ISBN: 978 1 905369 24 9
ISSN: 978 1 905369 24 9
Depositing User: Dr Carolyn Downs
Date Deposited: 05 Oct 2011 12:53
Last Modified: 16 Feb 2022 12:34

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