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“It is Magic”: A Global Perspective on what Technology Means to Youth

By Erin Buehler, Fahad Alayed, Anita Komlodi and Serena Epstein


As technology becomes ever more pervasive, it is increasingly important to understand the relationships between technology and youth. We seek to understand this bond at a global level. We have conducted focus groups and\ud video diaries with middle-school aged children in three different countries: Hungary, India, and Morocco. Our exploration has yielded five themes highlighting the emotional perspectives of youth regarding the devices in their everyday lives: 1) awe and appreciation, 2) fun and entertainment, 3) boredom, 4) communication, and 5) negativity. This paper discusses these themes and their\ud significance

Topics: CATaC Conference 2012
Publisher: Murdoch University
Year: 2012
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