Cyber-Mobility: The Growth of Pre-Teen Independence Despite Parental Proximity

By Melinda Barnard.

Published by The Humanities Collection

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Pre-teens now experience independence from parental proximity through 'cyber-mobility' similar to the independence historically gained through the teen acquisition of the automobile license.

Keywords: Adolescent Development, Use of Technology for Socialising, Adolescence and Technology, Cyber-mobility vs Auto-mobility, Text Messaging, Individuation Peer-relatedness

International Journal of the Humanities, Volume 3, Issue 8, pp.207-214. Article: Print (Spiral Bound). Article: Electronic (PDF File; 1.760MB).

Dr Melinda Barnard

Dr Barnard has taught and worked in the field of Communications for 20 years. She began her research career examining the relationship between reading and television viewing with emphasis on family differences. She now finds herself studying the influence of teenagers use of new technologies to communicate with each other. She is an Associate Professor of Communication at the California State Universities only 'liberal arts' campus in Sonoma, California. She studies the impact of new technologies on the family structure.

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