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Title: Children and digital diversity: from unguided rookies' to self-reliant cybernauts'
Authors: Almeida, A. N. de
Alves, N. D.
Delicado, A.
Carvalho, T.
Keywords: Children
Digital diversity
Internet uses
Parental mediation
Issue Date: 2012
Publisher: SAGE Publications Ltd
Abstract: This article discusses the heterogeneity in children's appropriation and use of the internet that make up contemporary digital divides. Based on a survey of Portuguese children in mandatory education (8- to 17-year-olds), it relies on multivariate statistical procedures to build a topological mapping of internet use patterns. Variations in digital practices and parental mediation are analysed in relation to social backgrounds and demographic traits. Four clusters of users were thus identified: 'self-reliant cybernauts', 'nurtured cybernauts', 'nurtured beginners' and 'unguided rookies'. This article aims to contribute to deepening the debate on digital divides and digital diversity within the sociology of childhood.
Description: WOS:000303649500006 (Nº de Acesso Web of Science)
“Prémio Científico ISCTE-IUL 2013”
Peer reviewed: Sim
ISSN: 0907-5682
Publisher version: The definitive version is available at:
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