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.
|Title of host publication||Global Ideologies Surrounding Children's Rights and Social Justice|
|Number of pages||21|
|ISBN (Print)||1522525785, 9781522525783|
|Publication status||Published - 19 Jun 2017|