Deconstructing the social network: Balancing young people's rights and vulnerabilities within the online omopticon

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    Abstract

    This chapter outlines the results of an original pilot which investigated young British people's usage and opinions of social networking. The underpinning literature outlines psychological and neurological evidence that suggests young people's personalities are both fledgling and fragile, and that consequently, the online environment may be an inappropriate environment in which to engage in social processes that input to identity development due to the persistence, visibility, and spreadability of information that users commit to their profiles. The data gathered largely supported this thesis and additionally indicated that there may be a gender difference in orientation to online activity in early adolescence.
    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publicationGlobal Ideologies Surrounding Children's Rights and Social Justice
    EditorsIcarbord Tshabangu
    PublisherIGI Global
    Pages106-126
    Number of pages21
    ISBN (Electronic)9781522525790
    ISBN (Print)1522525785, 9781522525783
    DOIs
    Publication statusPublished - 19 Jun 2017

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