Harm and Offence in Media Content (Book)
A Review of the Evidence, Second Edition
Children and teenagers are often the first to adopt new media technologies, and parents and policy makers continue to be concerned about the widespread use of diverse media and its potential effects on young people. Harm and Offence in Media Content presents a significant and comprehensive analysis of the benefits and dangers posed by both established and emergent technologies. Newly updated, this balanced, critical account examines all media, including interactive games, social networking and mobile phones. Many examples specifically focus on the United States, noting the ways in which young people are using new technologies and the partnerships this has given rise to between state governments, media regulators and Internet service providers. This informative guide to a controversial field of study will be a useful resource for scholars in media, communication, psychology, sociology and education.
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Andrea Millwood Hargrave provides independent advice on media regulatory policy and research issues. Sonia Livingstone is professor of social psychology in the Department of Media and Communications at the London School of Economics and Political Science.