Mizuko Ito on Why Time Spent Online Is Important for Teen Development
November 19, 2008
"It might surprise parents to learn that it is not a waste of time for their teens to hang out online," says Mizuko Ito, University of California, Irvine researcher and the lead author of the most extensive U.S. study to date on teens and their use of digital media. The study showed that America's youth are developing important social and technical skills online often in ways adults do not understand or value.
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