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Worried About the Wrong Things: Youth, Risk, and Opportunity in the Digital World

Jacqueline Ryan Vickery


It’s a familiar narrative in both real life and fiction, from news reports to television storylines: a young person is bullied online, or targeted by an online predator, or exposed to sexually explicit content. The consequences are bleak; the young person is shunned, suicidal, psychologically ruined. In this book, Jacqueline Ryan Vickery argues that there are other urgent concerns about young people’s online experiences besides porn, predators, and peers. We need to turn our attention to inequitable opportunities for participation in a digital culture. Technical and material obstacles prevent ... More

Keywords: Teens, Students, Immigrants, high school, technology, social media, mobile media, social network sites, privacy, policy, after-school clubs, literacy, digital literacy, media literacy, Facebook, YouTube, Twitter, Tumblr, Risk, Opportunity, Youth, Fear, anxiety

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2017 Print ISBN-13: 9780262036023
Published to MIT Press Scholarship Online: January 2018 DOI:10.7551/mitpress/9780262036023.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Jacqueline Ryan Vickery, author
University of North Texas