Mobile information communications technology: Impact on children

Network Insight Institute
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Conference Proceeding
Record of the Communications Policy and Research Forum 2007, 2007, pp. 295 - 314
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This paper considers the forms and extents of the impacts that mobile phones are reported as having on young people s lives, and the ways in which young people as media users are contributing these impacts. It examines how these representations of mobile use influence policy at national, local and informal levels by governments, schools and families. It asks: How are children and young people affecting, and affected by, the development and popularity of mobile information communications technologies? What are the social impacts on young lives? How have media policy and regulatory environments adapted to the changes in children s lives that have been brought about through their adoption of mobile technologies and applications? What implications are there for policy makers, commercial operators, child advocates and others?
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