On the Rapid Rise of Social Networking Sites: New findings and policy implications

Sonia Livingstone
David Brake




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).

APA Citation

Livingstone, S. & Brake, D. R. (2010). On the rapid rise of social networking sites: New findings and policy implications. Children & Society, 24, 75-83.

About the Study

Links to Article http://eprints.lse.ac.uk/30124/1/On_the_rapid_rise_of_social_networking_(LSERO_version).pdf
Publication Type Journal Article
In Publication Children and Society
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Research Design Not applicable
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Specific Populations Examined Age groups
Peer-Reviewed Yes
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