The Role of New Technologies to Foster Positive Youth Development

  title={The Role of New Technologies to Foster Positive Youth Development},
  author={Marina Umaschi Bers},
  journal={Applied Developmental Science},
  • M. Bers
  • Published 1 October 2006
  • Sociology
  • Applied Developmental Science
This article describes a developmental systems approach to applied developmental science (ADS), which provides a framework to design and evaluate technology-rich programs that promote positive development by emphasizing the strengths and assets of young people instead of focusing on diminishing or preventing risk-taking behaviors. Until now, most of the psychoeducational programs conceived within the ADS model have not focused on the role of new technologies in young people's lives. This… 

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