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Author James, Carrie,
Title Disconnected : youth, new media, and the ethics gap / Carrie James.
Imprint Cambridge, Massachusetts : The MIT Press, [2014]
©2014

Series The John D. and Catherine T. Macarthur Foundation series on digital media and learning
John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation series on digital media and learning.
Subject Internet and youth.
Internet -- Moral and ethical aspects.
Parental influences.
Series The John D. and Catherine T. Macarthur Foundation series on digital media and learning
John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation series on digital media and learning.
Subject Internet and youth.
Internet -- Moral and ethical aspects.
Parental influences.
Description 1 online resource (xxix, 167 pages).
Bibliography Note Includes bibliographical references (pages 131-159) and index.
Contents Morality, ethics, and digital life -- Privacy -- Property -- Participation -- Reconnecting the disconnects, correcting the blind spots.
Summary How young people think about the moral and ethical dilemmas they encounter when they share and use online content and participate in online communities.
"Drawing on extensive interviews with young people between the ages of 10 and 25, James describes the nature of their thinking about privacy, property, and participation online. She identifies three ways that young people approach online activities. A teen might practice self-focused thinking, concerned mostly about consequences for herself; moral thinking, concerned about the consequences for people he knows; or ethical thinking, concerned about unknown individuals and larger communities. James finds, among other things, that youth are often blind to moral or ethical concerns about privacy; that attitudes toward property range from "what's theirs is theirs" to "free for all"; that hostile speech can be met with a belief that online content is "just a joke"; and that adults who are consulted about such dilemmas often emphasize personal safety issues over online ethics and citizenship. Considering ways to address the digital ethics gap, James offers a vision of conscientious connectivity, which involves ethical thinking skills but, perhaps more important, is marked by sensitivity to the dilemmas posed by online life, a motivation to wrestle with them, and a sense of moral agency that supports socially positive online actions."--Publisher's description.
Note Print version record.
ISBN 9780262325561 (electronic bk.)
026232556X (electronic bk.)
1322151334
9781322151335
9780262325578
0262325578
9780262028066
0262028069
OCLC # 891743001
Additional Format Print version: James, Carrie. Disconnected 9780262028066 (DLC) 2014003873 (OCoLC)869881358