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Parenting for a digital future : how hopes and fears about technology shape children's lives

Author: Sonia M Livingstone; Alicia Blum-Ross
Publisher: New York, NY : Oxford University Press, [2020]
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"In the decades it takes to bring up a child, parents face challenges that are both helped and hindered by the fact that they are living through a period of unprecedented digital innovation. Drawing on extensive research with diverse parents, this book reveals how digital technologies give personal and political parenting struggles a distinctive character, as parents determine how to forge new territory with little  Read more...
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Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Livingstone, Sonia,
Parenting for a digital future
New York : Oxford University Press, 2020.
(DLC) 2020008763
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Sonia M Livingstone; Alicia Blum-Ross
ISBN: 9780190874698 0190874694 9780190874704 0190874708
OCLC Number: 1143813220
Description: ix, 261 pages ; 25 cm
Contents: 1. Expectations --
2. Family Life in the Digital Age --
3. Social Inequality --
4. Geek Identities in the Digital Family --
5. (Dis)abilities --
6. Parents and Digital Learning --
7. Imagining the Future.
Responsibility: Sonia Livingstone and Alicia Blum-Ross.

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"In the decades it takes to bring up a child, parents face challenges that are both helped and hindered by the fact that they are living through a period of unprecedented digital innovation. Drawing on extensive research with diverse parents, this book reveals how digital technologies give personal and political parenting struggles a distinctive character, as parents determine how to forge new territory with little precedent, or support. The book reveals the pincer movement of parenting in late modernity. Parents are both more burdened with responsibilities and charged with respecting the agency of their child-leaving much to negotiate in today's "democratic" families. The book charts how parents now often enact authority and values through digital technologies-as "screen time," games, or social media become ways of both being together and setting boundaries. The authors show how digital technologies introduce both valued opportunities and new sources of risk. To light their way, parents comb through the hazy memories of their own childhoods and look toward varied imagined futures. This results in deeply diverse parenting in the present, as parents move between embracing, resisting, or balancing the role of technology in their own and their children's lives. This book moves beyond the panicky headlines to offer a deeply researched exploration of what it means to parent in a period of significant social and technological change. Drawing on qualitative and quantitative research in the United Kingdom, the book offers conclusions and insights relevant to parents, policymakers, educators, and researchers everywhere"--

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