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Plugged In: How Media Attract and Affect Youth

Patti M. Valkenburg and Jessica T Piotrowski


This book is 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, this book examines 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, ... More

Keywords: children, media use, digital age, portable technology, selfies, Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, childhood, online advertising

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2017 Print ISBN-13: 9780300218879
Published to Yale Scholarship Online: September 2017 DOI:10.12987/yale/9780300218879.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Patti M. Valkenburg, author
University of Amsterdam

Jessica T Piotrowski, author
University of Amsterdam