The purpose of this article is to review the social networking practices of children and teenagers in the UK and identify any implications for further research and public policy. The authors suggest that children and teenagers are constructing different identities through their interaction with others on social networking sites in an effort to express themselves and their many identities. However, SNSs facilitate the quantity and quality of communication among 13-18 year olds in the US where certain factors are important to them, such as maintaining small extensive
social ties, overcoming embarrassments of face-to-face communication, and disembedding communication from its traditional anchoring (p. 4).
Livingstone, S. & Brake, D. R. (2010). On the rapid rise of social networking sites: New findings and policy implications. Children & Society, 24, 75-83.
|Links to Article||http://eprints.lse.ac.uk/30124/1/On_the_rapid_rise_of_social_networking_(LSERO_version).pdf
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|In Publication||Children and Society|
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|Specific Populations Examined||Age groups|
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