Adolescent Internet use : What we expect , what teens report

@inproceedings{Gross2005AdolescentIU,
  title={Adolescent Internet use : What we expect , what teens report},
  author={Elisheva F. Gross},
  year={2005}
}
As adolescent Internet use grew exponentially in the last decade, with it emerged a number of correspondent expectations. Among them were the following: (1) that gender predicts usage, i.e., that boys spend more time online, surfing the web and playing violent games, while girls chat or shop online; (2) that Internet use causes social isolation and depression, especially for teens; and (3) that adolescents use the Internet for anonymous identity experimentation. These expectations were based on… CONTINUE READING
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