Adolescents, digital media and romantic relationship

TitleAdolescents, digital media and romantic relationship
Publication TypeJournal Article
Year of Publication2016
AuthorsScarcelli CMarco
JournalInterdisciplinary Journal of Family Studies
Volume20
Issue2
Pagination36-52
Date Published03/2016
PublisherPadova University Press
Place PublishedPadova, IT
Keywordsadolescents, flirt, Internet, love, seduction
Abstract

Digital media are an important part of adolescents’ everyday life who use these platforms not only to increase their knowledge, but also to enlarge their social network that they construct outside digital spaces.
Through the social network sites and the mobile media, the internet becomes the place where to speak about emotions, to play with them, to write about ourselves, to flirt, to define and redefine the seduction practices and the expectatives about the others: a potential partner or a friend.
This paper presents and discusses the results of a sociological research. The work involved fifty-eight Italian boys and girls from the age of sixteen to the age of eighteen.
Passing through the digital and fiscal spaces with the help of the youth who took part in my research I tried to explore the role of the digital media in the online and offline dynamics connected to affectivity and love.

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