Adolescent Violence: The Risks and Benefits of Electronic Media Technology

P. van der Merwe
2013 Procedia - Social and Behavioral Sciences  
This paper centres on the psychological effects new digital media, like the internet, have on adolescents. Although the internet has enormous benefits, it also poses a host of risks that can make adolescents vulnerable to victimisation and/or developing associated psychosocial problems. investigation of the continuity between digital media literacy and online social behaviours, carry high relevance for developmental psychology. It is during the adolescent period that peer interactions arguably
more » ... old the greatest importance for Selection and peer review under the responsibility of Prof. Dr. Kobus Maree, University of Pretoria, South Africa.
doi:10.1016/j.sbspro.2013.06.229 fatcat:ldvlfzonojed3deyafo6o6kzgu