the road ahead

Digital Youth
December 30, 2008, 5:19 am
Filed under: business, ministry, Uncategorized

digital-generationOver the past three years, University of California at Irvine researchers have interviewed more than 800 youth and young adults and conducted more than 5,000 hours of online observations as part of an extensive U.S study concerning youth media use.

Several interesting findings have emerged from the research:

1. The digital world is creating new opportunities for youth to grapple with social norms. Web destinations such as Facebook and MySpace are a big part of this trend.

2. The digital world is providing youth the chance to explore interests.

3. The digital world is a place to develop technical skills.

4. The digital world allows youth a place for new forms of self-expression.

I would encourage you to go to the site and download the research information; it is helpful to any organization or group working with young people.

The research also raises some questions about the incredible impact of the digital world on learning among millennials.


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