The Young and the Digital

The Young and the Digital

Timely and deeply relevant, The Young and the Digital covers a host of provocative issues—the influence of social sites like MySpace and Facebook; the growing appetite for “anytime, anywhere” media and “fast entertainment”; how ...

Author: Samuel Craig Watkins

Publisher: Beacon Press

ISBN: 9780807061930

Category: Computers

Page: 249

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In 2006, S. Craig Watkins participated in the MacArthur Foundation’s well-funded digital media initiative alongside a select team of scholars and tech experts. The goal was simple: to understand young people’s emphatic embrace of social and mobile media. Watkins went on to build a small research team that skillfully collected over 500 surveys and conducted 350 in-depth interviews with young adults, parents, and educators while visiting the online spaces where young people gather. It was a full-scale immersion into what Watkins calls the “digital trenches,” and when he emerged, his understanding of the ways young people learn, play, bond, and communicate had become more detailed and dynamic. It may come as no surprise that more teens are online than ever before—in fact 87 percent are. Consequentially, television is no longer the dominant medium it once was because young people are now spending an average of six to eight hours a day online. Watkins contends that most teens and twenty-somethings migrate online to share their lives with friends, something television simply cannot offer. As Melinda, a twenty-one-year-old student, proclaimed, “What do people do without Facebook?” In other words, for young people today, if you’re not online, then you’re not really living—and the ubiquitous presence of their mobile phones, laptops, and iPods positions them at the center of our evolving digital landscape. Timely and deeply relevant, The Young and the Digital covers a host of provocative issues—the influence of social sites like MySpace and Facebook; the growing appetite for “anytime, anywhere” media and “fast entertainment”; how online “digital gates” reinforce race and class divisions; how technology is transforming America’s classrooms—and takes a fresh look at the pivotal role technology played in the historic 2008 election. Watkins also debunks popular myths surrounding cyberpredators, Internet addiction, and social isolation. The result is a fascinating portrait, both optimistic and cautious, about the coming of age of the first fully wired generation.
Categories: Computers

Digital Generations

Digital Generations

Generation Y, the nearly 60 million individuals born after 1979, represents the
largest generation of young people in U.S. history and the first to grow up in a
world saturated with networks of information, digital devices, and the promise of ...

Author: David Buckingham

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781136683626

Category: Education

Page: 352

View: 193

Computer games, the Internet, and other new communications media are often seen to pose threats and dangers to young people, but they also provide new opportunities for creativity and self-determination. As we start to look beyond the immediate hopes and fears that new technologies often provoke, there is a growing need for in-depth empirical research. Digital Generations presents a range of exciting and challenging new work on children, young people, and new digital media. The book is organized around four key themes: Play and Gaming, The Internet, Identities and Communities Online, and Learning and Education. The book brings together researchers from a range of academic disciplines – including media and cultural studies, anthropology, sociology, psychology and education – and will be of interest to a wide readership of researchers, students, practitioners in digital media, and educators.
Categories: Education

Digital Technologies in the Lives of Young People

Digital Technologies in the Lives of Young People

This book examines the presence and effects of new technologies in the lives of young people.

Author: Chris Davies

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781317699880

Category: Education

Page: 128

View: 580

This book examines the presence and effects of new technologies in the lives of young people. The rapid pace of change in the development and use of digital technologies, and the likely impact this has on youth, means that the topic has wide implications for educational institutions, theory and practice. There is a demand for a concentration on the ways in which new devices such as smart phones and tablets, as well as new platforms and recent notions such as the ‘flipped classroom’, are affecting the way education is being provided. However, there is also still a small minority who do not have full access to the internet, and the disadvantages suffered by this group must also be addressed. The internet offers a vast range of opportunities for young people, and yet for various reasons it is not always available. This can partly be attributed to the controls that schools impose on the use of digital technology, for reasons of safety and security, and can in part be explained by the fact that policy makers have contradictory attitudes to technology. While they may argue for the need to have a well-educated and well-trained workforce, they fear the threats to privacy and safety posed by the internet. This book asserts that society needs to have more open debate about the threats and opportunities of digital technology as it is a dynamic and ever-changing topic for us all. This book was originally published as a special issue of the Oxford Review of Education.
Categories: Education

Geologic Map and Digital Database of the Pinto Mountain 7 5 Minute Quadrangle Riverside County California

Geologic Map and Digital Database of the Pinto Mountain 7 5 Minute Quadrangle  Riverside County  California

sandy facies ( Qyays ) that forms valley - bottom deposits , fan and fan - skirt
deposits distal to steep range fronts on class 1 piedmonts , and alluvialapron
deposits on class 2 piedmonts . and mapped as very young and ( or ) young
playa ...

Author: Robert E. Powell

Publisher:

ISBN: STANFORD:36105118305908

Category: Geology

Page: 34

View: 846

Categories: Geology

Cultural Evolution in the Digital Age

Cultural Evolution in the Digital Age

... memes—are indeed characterized by high fidelity, since their transmission is
supported by the digital infrastructure. ... In both drawings there are three
individuals of different heights—an adult, a young person, and a child—trying to
watch a ...

Author: Alberto Acerbi

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

ISBN: 9780198835943

Category: Information society

Page: 272

View: 618

From emails to social media, from instant messaging to political memes, the way we produce and transmit culture is radically changing. Understanding the consequences of the massive diffusion of digital media is of the utmost importance, both from the intellectual and the social point of view. 'Cultural Evolution in the Digital Age' proposes that a specific discipline - cultural evolution - provides an excellent framework to analyse our digital age. Cultural evolution is a vibrant, interdisciplinary, and increasingly productive scientific framework that aims to provide a naturalistic and quantitative explanation of culture. In the book the author shows how cultural evolution offers both a sophisticated view of human behaviour, grounded in cognitive science and evolutionary theory, and a strong quantitative and experimental methodology. The book examines in depth various topics that directly originate from the application of cultural evolution research to digital media. Is online social influence radically different from previous forms of social influence? Do digital media amplify the effects of popularity and celebrity influence? What are the psychological forces that favour the spread of online misinformation? What are the effects of the hyper-availability of information online on cultural cumulation? The cultural evolutionary perspective provides novel insights, and a relatively encouraging take on the overall effects of our online activities on our culture. Cultural Evolution is an area of rapidly growing interest, and this timely book will be important reading for students and researchers in the fields of psychology, anthropology, cognitive science, and the media.
Categories: Information society

Defending the Digital Frontier

Defending the Digital Frontier

This book provides executives with a perspective on how to protect their company’s digital assets as they compete at the edge of the digital frontier." –Barry Bycoff Chairman, President and CEO, Netegrity "To achieve the highest ...

Author: Ernst & Young

Publisher: Wiley

ISBN: 0471221449

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 238

View: 200

"The charge of securing corporate America falls upon its business leaders. This book, offered by Ernst & Young and written by Mark Doll, Sajay Rai, and Jose Granado, is not only timely, but comprehensive in outlook and broad in scope. It addresses many of the critical security issues facing corporate America today and should be read by responsible senior management." --Former Mayor of New York, Rudolph W. Giuliani "To achieve the highest possible level of digital security, every member of an organization's management must realize that digital security is 'baked in,' not 'painted on.'" --from Defending the Digital Frontier: A Security Agenda Like it or not, every company finds itself a pioneer in the digital frontier. And like all frontiers, this one involves exploration, potentially high returns . . . and high risks. Consider this: According to Computer Economics, the worldwide economic impact of such recent attacks as Nimda, Code Red(s), and Sircam worms totaled $4.4 billion. The "Love Bug" virus in 2000 inflicted an estimated $8.75 billion in damage worldwide. The combined impact of the Melissa and Explorer attacks was $2.12 billion. Companies were hurt as much in terms of image and public confidence as they were financially. Protecting the "digital frontier" is perhaps the greatest challenge facing business organizations in this millennium. It is no longer a function of IT technologists; it is a risk management operation requiring sponsorship by management at the highest levels. Written by leading experts at Ernst & Young, Defending the Digital Frontier: A Security Agenda deconstructs digital security for executive management and outlines a clear plan for creating world-class digital security to protect your organization's assets and people. Achieving and defending security at the Digital Frontier requires more than just informed decision-making at the top level. It requires a willingness to change your organization's mindset regarding security. Step by step, Defending the Digital Frontier shows you how to accomplish that. With detailed examples and real-world scenarios, the authors explain how to build-in the six characteristics that a world-class digital security system must possess. You must make your system: * Aligned with the organization's overall objectives. * Enterprise-wide, taking a holistic view of security needs for the entire, extended organization. * Continuous, maintaining constant, real-time monitoring and updating of policies, procedures, and processes. * Proactive to effectively anticipate potential threats. * Validated to confirm that appropriate risk management and mitigation measures are in place. * Formal, so that policies, standards, and guidelines are communicated to every member of the organization. An intrusion is bound to occur to even the most strongly defended systems. Will your organization be prepared to react, or lapse into chaos? Defending the Digital Frontier introduces the Restrict, Run, and Recover(r) model that guides organizations in formulating and implementing a clear, enterprise-wide, Agenda for Action to anticipate, detect, and react effectively to intrusions. You will learn how to roll out an effective Security Awareness and Training Program, establish Incident Response procedures, and set in place Digital Security Teams to control damage and manage risk in even worst-case scenarios. The digital threat knows no borders and honors no limits. But for the prepared organization, tremendous rewards await out on the digital frontier. By strengthening collective digital security knowledge from the top down and developing a rock-solid, comprehensive, on-going security agenda, every organization can build a secure future. Defending the Digital Frontier will get you there.
Categories: Business & Economics

Rural Satellite and Cable Systems Loan Guarantee Proposal and the Digital Divide in Rural America

Rural Satellite and Cable Systems Loan Guarantee Proposal and the Digital Divide in Rural America

The second issue is the looming presence of the digital divide in rural America .
... Low - income , young and certain minority households in rural America are the
least connected to the information highway . This digital divide contributes to the
 ...

Author: United States. Congress. Senate. Committee on Agriculture, Nutrition, and Forestry

Publisher:

ISBN: MINN:31951D01959306T

Category: Cable television

Page: 98

View: 500

Categories: Cable television

Operating in the Digital Domain

Operating in the Digital Domain

A lot of what we do , we have never did it for money anyway , so there is a
motivation that comes to cause a young man or woman to join any of the Armed
Forces . So we have to continue to capitalize on that . But one thing that we have
to take ...

Author: United States. Congress. House. Committee on Armed Services. Subcommittee on Terrorism, Unconventional Threats, and Capabilities

Publisher:

ISBN: MINN:31951D03162692V

Category: Computer crimes

Page: 78

View: 736

Categories: Computer crimes

Digital Media Youth and Credibility

Digital Media  Youth  and Credibility

"This volume addresses the issue of credibility - the objective and subjective components that make information believable - in the contemporary media environment.

Author: Miriam J. Metzger

Publisher: MIT Press

ISBN: 9780262062732

Category: Education

Page: 202

View: 182

The difficulties in determining the quality of information on the Internet--inparticular, the implications of wide access and questionable credibility for youth andlearning.
Categories: Education

Young Citizens in the Digital Age

Young Citizens in the Digital Age

Political Engagement, Young People and New Media Brian D. Loader. ranging
from concerns of bias to upper-middle-class respondents to nonserious
responses as an effect of respondent anonymity (Gosling et al., 2004). Previous
studies ...

Author: Brian D. Loader

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781134131570

Category: Political Science

Page: 232

View: 246

A social anxiety currently pervades the political classes of the western world, arising from the perception that young people have become disaffected with liberal democratic politics. Voter turnout among 18-25 year olds continues to be lower than other age groups and they are less likely to join political parties. This is not, however, proof that young people are not interested in politics per se but is evidence that they are becoming politically socialized within a new media environment. This shift poses a significant challenge to politicians who increasingly have to respond to a technologically mediated lifestyle politics that celebrates lifestyle diversity, personal disclosure and celebrity. This book explores alternative approaches for engaging and understanding young people’s political activity and looks at the adoption of information and ICTs as a means to facilitate the active engagement of young people in democratic societies. Young Citizens in a Digital Age presents new research and the first comprehensive analysis of ICTs, citizenship and young people from an international group of leading scholars. It is an important book for students and researchers of citizenship and ICTs within the fields of sociology, politics, social policy and communication studies among others.
Categories: Political Science

Young People s Civic Identity in the Digital Age

Young People s Civic Identity in the Digital Age

This book explores young people’s civic experiences in contemporary American society, and how they navigate the political world in an era defined by digital media.

Author: Julianne K. Viola

Publisher: Springer Nature

ISBN: 9783030374051

Category: Political Science

Page: 225

View: 966

This book explores young people’s civic experiences in contemporary American society, and how they navigate the political world in an era defined by digital media. Drawing on the experiences of young people before they have reached voting age, the book provides vital perspectives on citizenship and civic engagement of a part of the population that is often overlooked. The author engages with the tensions young people encounter in their everyday personal and civic lives, particularly in their understanding and experience of civic identity in ways that are shaped by society’s (mis)perceptions of youth. The book introduces a new framework of civic identity that has been directly informed by the lived civic experiences of young people themselves. The findings will be of great interest to researchers and students working in political science, sociology, youth studies, education studies, and media studies, as well as policy-makers, practitioners, and parents of young people.
Categories: Political Science

Young Adult Sexuality in the Digital Age

Young Adult Sexuality in the Digital Age

While highlighting topics such as privacy management, cyber intimacy, and digital communications, this book is ideally designed for therapists, social workers, sociologists, psychologists, counselors, healthcare professionals, scholars, ...

Author: Kalish, Rachel

Publisher: IGI Global

ISBN: 9781799831891

Category: Health & Fitness

Page: 262

View: 200

Technology is rapidly advancing, and each innovation provides opportunities for such technology to mesh with the human enactment of physical intimacy or to be used in the quest for information about sexuality. However, the availability of this technology has complicated sexual decision making for young adults as they continually navigate their sexual identity, orientation, behavior, and community. Young Adult Sexuality in the Digital Age is a pivotal reference source that improves the understanding of the combination of technology and sexual decision making for young adults, examining the role of technology in sexual identity formation, sexual communication, relationship formation and dissolution, and sexual learning and online sexual communities and activism. While highlighting topics such as privacy management, cyber intimacy, and digital communications, this book is ideally designed for therapists, social workers, sociologists, psychologists, counselors, healthcare professionals, scholars, researchers, and students.
Categories: Health & Fitness

Young Creative

Young   Creative

This book aims to catch different examples where children and youth have been active and creative by their own initiative, driven by intrinsic motivation, personal interests and peer relations.

Author: Eleá Ilana

Publisher:

ISBN: 918795785X

Category:

Page:

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Youth Identity and Digital Media

Youth  Identity  and Digital Media

Contributors discuss how growing up in a world saturated with digital media affects the development of young people's individual and social identities.As young people today grow up in a world saturated with digital media, how does it affect ...

Author: David Buckingham

Publisher: Mit Press

ISBN: STANFORD:36105124055885

Category: Education

Page: 206

View: 653

Contributors discuss how growing up in a world saturated with digital media affects the development of young people's individual and social identities.As young people today grow up in a world saturated with digital media, how does it affect their sense of self and others? As they define and redefine their identities through engagements with technology, what are the implications for their experiences as learners, citizens, consumers, and family and community members? This addresses the consequences of digital media use for young people's individual and social identities. The contributors explore how young people use digital media to share ideas and creativity and to participate in networks that are small and large, local and global, intimate and anonymous. They look at the emergence of new genres and forms, from SMS and instant messaging to home pages, blogs, and social networking sites. They discuss such topics as "girl power" online, the generational digital divide, young people and mobile communication, and the appeal of the "digital publics" of MySpace, considering whether these media offer young people genuinely new forms of engagement, interaction, and communication.ContributorsAngela Booker, danah boyd, Kirsten Drotner, Shelley Goldman, Susan C. Herring, Meghan McDermott, Claudia Mitchell, Gitte Stald, Susannah Stern, Sandra Weber, Rebekah Willett
Categories: Education

Media Convergence

Media Convergence

This book focuses on how everyday media such as Facebook, iTunes and Google can be understood in new ways for the 21st century through ideas of convergence.

Author: Graham Meikle

Publisher: Macmillan International Higher Education

ISBN: 9780230356702

Category: History

Page: 248

View: 998

This book focuses on how everyday media such as Facebook, iTunes and Google can be understood in new ways for the 21st century through ideas of convergence. Key chapters explore the development of the internet, the rise of social media and the new opportunities for audiences to create, collaborate upon and share their own media.
Categories: History

Digital Diversions

Digital Diversions

Jon Katz's (1996) polemical rhetoric encapsulates a sense of momentous and far
reaching social change, locating the young at the heart of an on-going revolution.
However, his article about the 'rights of kids' in what he calls the digital age, ...

Author: Julian Sefton-Green

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781135358983

Category: Social Science

Page: 180

View: 597

This work explores the diverse ways in which young people are active social agents in the production of youth culture in the digital age. It collects an international range of empirical accounts describing the ways in which young people utilize and appropriate new technology. The contributors draw on a range of theoretical perspectives including cultural studies, social anthropology and feminism.
Categories: Social Science

The Digital Edge

The Digital Edge

Ultimately, the book addresses how schools can support the ability of students to develop the social, technological, and educational skills required to navigate twenty-first century life.

Author: S. Craig Watkins

Publisher: NYU Press

ISBN: 9781479847143

Category: Social Science

Page: 304

View: 750

How black and Latino youth learn, create, and collaborate online The Digital Edge examines how the digital and social-media lives of low-income youth, especially youth of color, have evolved amidst rapid social and technological change. While notions of the digital divide between the “technology rich” and the “technology poor” have largely focused on access to new media technologies, the contours of the digital divide have grown increasingly complex. Analyzing data from a year‐long ethnographic study at Freeway High School, the authors investigate how the digital media ecologies and practices of black and Latino youth have adapted as a result of the wider diffusion of the internet all around us--in homes, at school, and in the palm of our hands. Their eager adoption of different technologies forge new possibilities for learning and creating that recognize the collective power of youth: peer networks, inventive uses of technology, and impassioned interests that are remaking the digital world. Relying on nearly three hundred in-depth interviews with students, teachers, and parents, and hundreds of hours of observation in technology classes and after school programs, The Digital Edge carefully documents some of the emergent challenges for creating a more equitable digital and educational future. Focusing on the complex interactions between race, class, gender, geography and social inequality, the book explores the educational perils and possibilities of the expansion of digital media into the lives and learning environments of low-income youth. Ultimately, the book addresses how schools can support the ability of students to develop the social, technological, and educational skills required to navigate twenty-first century life.
Categories: Social Science

The Dumbest Generation

The Dumbest Generation

The Dumbest Generation pulls no punches as it reveals the true cost of the digital age—and our last chance to fix it.

Author: Mark Bauerlein

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 9781440636899

Category: Social Science

Page: 272

View: 848

This shocking, surprisingly entertaining romp into the intellectual nether regions of today's underthirty set reveals the disturbing and, ultimately, incontrovertible truth: cyberculture is turning us into a society of know-nothings. The Dumbest Generation is a dire report on the intellectual life of young adults and a timely warning of its impact on American democracy and culture. For decades, concern has been brewing about the dumbed-down popular culture available to young people and the impact it has on their futures. But at the dawn of the digital age, many thought they saw an answer: the internet, email, blogs, and interactive and hyper-realistic video games promised to yield a generation of sharper, more aware, and intellectually sophisticated children. The terms “information superhighway” and “knowledge economy” entered the lexicon, and we assumed that teens would use their knowledge and understanding of technology to set themselves apart as the vanguards of this new digital era. That was the promise. But the enlightenment didn’t happen. The technology that was supposed to make young adults more aware, diversify their tastes, and improve their verbal skills has had the opposite effect. According to recent reports from the National Endowment for the Arts, most young people in the United States do not read literature, visit museums, or vote. They cannot explain basic scientific methods, recount basic American history, name their local political representatives, or locate Iraq or Israel on a map. The Dumbest Generation: How the Digital Age Stupefies Young Americans and Jeopardizes Our Future is a startling examination of the intellectual life of young adults and a timely warning of its impact on American culture and democracy. Over the last few decades, how we view adolescence itself has changed, growing from a pitstop on the road to adulthood to its own space in society, wholly separate from adult life. This change in adolescent culture has gone hand in hand with an insidious infantilization of our culture at large; as adolescents continue to disengage from the adult world, they have built their own, acquiring more spending money, steering classrooms and culture towards their own needs and interests, and now using the technology once promoted as the greatest hope for their futures to indulge in diversions, from MySpace to multiplayer video games, 24/7. Can a nation continue to enjoy political and economic predominance if its citizens refuse to grow up? Drawing upon exhaustive research, personal anecdotes, and historical and social analysis, The Dumbest Generation presents a portrait of the young American mind at this critical juncture, and lays out a compelling vision of how we might address its deficiencies. The Dumbest Generation pulls no punches as it reveals the true cost of the digital age—and our last chance to fix it.
Categories: Social Science

Young People s Literacies in the Digital Age

Young People s Literacies in the Digital Age

Written in a detailed but accessible manner, this book develops a unique perspective on young people’s digital lives.

Author: Luci Pangrazio

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781351395151

Category: Education

Page: 178

View: 536

What do young people really do with digital media? Young People's Literacies in the Digital Age aims to debunk the common myths and assumptions that are associated with young people's relationship with digital media. In contrast to widespread notions of the empowered and enabled 'digital native', the book presents a more complex picture of young people's digital lives. Focusing on the notion of 'critical digital literacies' this book tackles a number of pressing questions that are often ignored in media hype and political panics over young people’s digital media use, including: In what ways can digital media enhance, shape or constrain identity representation and communication? How do digital experiences map onto young people’s everyday lives? What are young people’s critical understandings of digital media and how did they develop these? What are the dominant understandings young people have of digital media and in whose interests do they work? These questions are addressed through the findings of a year of fieldwork with groups of young people aged 14 to 19 years. Over the course of eight chapters, the experiences and views of these young people are explored with reference to various academic literatures, such as digital literacies, media and communication studies, critical theory and youth studies. Starting with their early socialisation into the digital context, the book traces the continuities, contradictions and conflicts they encounter as part of their practices. Written in a detailed but accessible manner, this book develops a unique perspective on young people’s digital lives.
Categories: Education

Deconstructing Digital Natives

Deconstructing Digital Natives

Contributors produce an international overview of developments in digital literacy among young learners, offering innovative paths between traditional narratives that offer only complete acceptance or total dismissal of digital natives.

Author: Michael Thomas

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

ISBN: 9781136739002

Category: Education

Page: 232

View: 136

Contributors produce an international overview of developments in digital literacy among young learners, offering innovative paths between traditional narratives that offer only complete acceptance or total dismissal of digital natives.
Categories: Education