Plugged In: How Media Attract And Affect Youth by Patti M. ValkenburgPlugged In: How Media Attract And Affect Youth by Patti M. Valkenburg

Plugged In: How Media Attract And Affect Youth

byPatti M. Valkenburg, Jessica Taylor Piotrowski

Hardcover | April 25, 2017

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An illuminating study of the complex relationship between children and media in the digital age

Now, as never before, young people are surrounded by media—thanks to the sophistication and portability of the technology that puts it literally in the palms of their hands. Drawing on data and empirical research that cross many fields and continents, authors Valkenburg and Piotrowski examine the role of media in the lives of children from birth through adolescence, addressing the complex issues of how media affect the young and what adults can do to encourage responsible use in an age of selfies, Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram.
This important study looks at both the sunny and the dark side of media use by today’s youth, including why and how their preferences change throughout childhood, whether digital gaming is harmful or helpful, the effects of placing tablets and smartphones in the hands of toddlers, the susceptibility of young people to online advertising, the legitimacy of parental concerns about media multitasking, and more.
Patti M. Valkenburg is a university distinguished professor of media, youth, and society at the University of Amsterdam. She has published over 160 academic articles on children, media, and technology. Her work has received numerous awards in both Europe and the United States. Jessica Taylor Piotrowski is an associate professor of yout...
Title:Plugged In: How Media Attract And Affect YouthFormat:HardcoverDimensions:344 pages, 9.25 × 6.12 × 1.12 inPublished:April 25, 2017Publisher:Yale University PressLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0300218877

ISBN - 13:9780300218879


Editorial Reviews

“Ambitious and comprehensive, this excellent book offers a compelling and readable overview of the relationship between young people and the media, informed by diverse theoretical perspectives and a wealth of empirical research.  Professors Valkenburg and Piotrowski admirably cover the full spectrum of age groups and a broad range of key issues that are of primary concern to parents, educators, practitioners and indeed, young people themselves.”—Sun Sun Lim, Singapore University of Technology and Design