Introduction to the Issue “Adolescents in the Digital Age: Effects on Health and Development”

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Introduction to the Issue “Adolescents in the Digital Age: Effects on Health and Development”


  • Daniel Romer Annenberg Public Policy Center, University of Pennsylvania, USA


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Abstract:  This thematic issue brings together papers by researchers who are studying the ways that today’s adolescents interact with their peers, families, and the larger media environment in the digital age. The contributors highlight both the challenges and the opportunities that this new age presents for the healthy development of young people.

Keywords:  adolescents; digital communication; healthy development; social networking

Published:   16 June 2016


DOI: https://doi.org/10.17645/mac.v4i3.658


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