Is the igeneration a 'we' generation? Social networking use among 9- to 13-year-olds and belonging.

@article{Quinn2013IsTI,
  title={Is the igeneration a 'we' generation? Social networking use among 9- to 13-year-olds and belonging.},
  author={Sally Quinn and Julian A. Oldmeadow},
  journal={The British journal of developmental psychology},
  year={2013},
  volume={31 Pt 1},
  pages={136-42}
}
Research suggests that online communication is associated with increased closeness to friends and friendship quality. Children under 13 years of age are increasingly using social networking sites (SNSs), but research with this younger age group is scarce. This study examined the relationship between SNS use and feelings of belonging among children aged 9-13 years. A self-report questionnaire was administered to 443 children (48.98% boys), asking about their SNS use and their sense of belonging… CONTINUE READING
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