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to provide a collection of resources addressing social and psychological implications of information and communication technologies relating to children and youth's use of New Media.

to provide a website which encourages people to reflect and think about how use and access to ICT influence their own lives and identities.

to provide a site with resources for other researchers, professionals and parents.


Website Author

Mechthild Maczewski, Ph.D., and kids

Dissertation Title (2007): Youth as nexus: A networked perspective. Understanding how information and communication technologies matter to youth. Unpublished PhD dissertation, University of Victoria, BC, Canada

Feature article in University of Victoria Alumni Magazine Torch (Spring 2007):
Kids Online

Interests: sociology of childhood, child and youth rights / advocacy, identities, social and psychological implications of ICT use, qualitative research methods, parent and child issues, children's development. Presentations and Publications.

Interdisciplinary PhD completed at the University of Victoria, BC, Canada, School of Child and Youth Care and
Department of Computer Science
, CHISEL Group (Computer Human Interaction Software Engineering Lab)

PhD Co-Supervisors: Marie Hoskins and Peggy Storey
Committee Members: Daniel Scott, Hausi Mueller & David Silver
External Examiner: Lynn Schofield-Clark

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