Document Type

Journal Article

Publication Title

Children & Society

Publisher

Wiley

School

School of Education

RAS ID

42767

Comments

Johnson, N. F., & Francis, Z. (2022). Positive family relationships in a digital age: Hearing the voice of young people. Children & Society. Advance online publication. https://doi.org/10.1111/chso.12548

Abstract

This study focused on young people's perspectives about family relationships and how they can be strengthened or weakened through digital media practices. Located in Melbourne, Australia, 20 participants aged between 13 and 17 years were interviewed about how digital devices and practices shaped the way they interacted with family. The thematic analysis points to the young people's commitment to family cohesion. This was demonstrated through responsible use of social media, admitting the need for device-free time, acknowledging the challenges of being online, and their sense of responsibility as a family member, which informed and shaped the way they individually acted.

DOI

10.1111/chso.12548

Creative Commons License

Creative Commons Attribution-Noncommercial-No Derivative Works 4.0 License
This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-Noncommercial-No Derivative Works 4.0 License.

Research Themes

Society and Culture

Priority Areas

Diverse, equitable, informed and productive communities, schools and workplaces

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