[ABSTRACT] Risks, Rights, Responsibility and Resilience Online #DigitalParenting

It’s been a while since I’ve submitted a conference paper – I missed out on the special edition of a journal which seems similar, but here’s an abstract for the IAMCR (International Association for Media and Communication Research) pre-conference on Children’s and Young People’s Rights in the Digital Age, curated by Sonia Livingstone, Amanda Third and Mariya Stoilova This paper will draw on research undertaken for the 2014 book Raising Children in a Digital Age: Enjoying the Best, Avoiding Continue Reading →

“Social Capital and Young People” – Thilo Boeck (pp88-103), in Jason Wood & Jean Hine Work With Young People – 2009 (Sage) #DigitalParenting

Social capital is seen as a social resource that can give access to opportunities in education, the labour market, and can lead to collective efficacy. It is thus often seen as matched to policy concerns. (p88) This chapter questions whether social networks are a part of this system for social capital? Young people have to be recognized as valid/valued contributors, whilst youth practitioners need to facilitate examples to enhance/nurture opportunities to contribute. This book sees Continue Reading →