Children and Mobile Phones: Adoption, Use, Impact, and Control

Author:   Barrie Gunter
Publisher:   Emerald Publishing Limited
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9781789730364


Pages:   224
Publication Date:   08 May 2019
Format:   Hardback
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Children and Mobile Phones: Adoption, Use, Impact, and Control


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This book provides a resource for readers interested in the issues surrounding mobile phone use by children. Mobile phones are ubiquitous in young people's lives around the world. Most teenagers and many pre-teenage children have their own mobile phone and carry it around everywhere they go. While the mobile phone remains an important communication device for making and receiving voice calls, technological advances have evolved the typical device far beyond simple functionality. Recent models are multi-functional mini-computers with ever-increasing power that enable users to communicate through a range of channels and to engage in multiple other activities. For many young people, life without their mobile phone is unimaginable, but mobile phones can be a source of risk and threat. Understanding how they are used and highlighting potential dangers is an essential activity to enable the creation of sensible and acceptable strategies to ensure that benefits are maximised and risks are minimised. Stakeholders such as parents, industry, regulators, government and children themselves all have vested interests in how children use mobile phones and bear some responsibility for young mobile users.

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Author:   Barrie Gunter
Publisher:   Emerald Publishing Limited
Imprint:   Emerald Publishing Limited
Weight:   0.423kg
ISBN:  

9781789730364


ISBN 10:   1789730368
Pages:   224
Publication Date:   08 May 2019
Audience:   Professional and scholarly ,  Professional & Vocational
Format:   Hardback
Publisher's Status:   Active
Availability:   Manufactured on demand   Availability explained
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Table of Contents

Chapter 1. Introduction Chapter 2. Emergence of Mobile Phoning Chapter 3. The Prevalence of Mobile Phones in Children's Lives Chapter 4. Patterns of Mobile Phone Use among Children Chapter 5. Gender and Mobile Phone Use Chapter 6. Mobile Phones and Kids' Social Lives Chapter 7. Health Risks and Mobile Phones Chapter 8. Social Risks and Mobile Phones Chapter 9. Mobiles, Texting and Language Use Chapter 10. Lasting Impact of Mobile Phones on Children's Lives Chapter 11. Regulating Children's Use of Mobile Phones

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The author explores research about young people's involvement with mobile phones, including their mobile behavior, the importance of mobile phones in their lives, their skills in using these devices, and their perceptions of the benefits and risks. He discusses the emergence of mobile phones; their prevalence in children's lives; patterns of their mobile phone use in various countries; the role of gender; the social significance of mobile phones; health risks like addiction, stress, physical health risks, and phone theft; social risks like exposure to illegal or offensive content, sexting, the emotional risks of exposing private profiles, and cyberbullying; the effects of texting on literacy; the lasting impact of mobile phones on children's lives; and regulating their use. -- Annotation (c)2019 * (protoview.com) *


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Barrie Gunter is Emeritus Professor in Media at the University of Leicester, UK. He was Head of the Department of Media and Communication at Leicester (2004-2012) and prior to that, founding Professor of Journalism at the University of Sheffield for 10 years. The early part of Barrie's career was spent in the broadcasting industry in audience research. Barrie is a psychologist by training who has written and contributed to approximately 70 books and over 400 other publications and reports on media, marketing, business and psychology topics.

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