A study of the daily life of modern teenagers: the presence in social networks as an integral component of communication



The article introduces the methodologies of the study of the everyday life of modern teenagers whiсh can simultaneously be used to traceevents occurring in real and virtual space: “Online and offline diary" and "15 minutes". The data of pilot studies showed that the teenager’s online performance is mainly presented in a form of communication in social networks. We have discovered that the on- and offline convergence of space for growth is inseparable from respondents themselves. Through the active use of social networks, a modern teenager is able to be present in different socialenvironments simultaneously. Constant checking news and posts in social networks is a new, peculiar to teenage daily ritual. The so-called "red zones", where a teenager consciously waives the possibility of "escape" into a parallel reality, are linked to significant events in everyday life, while a feeling of boredom brings to life the compensation through "getting about" in virtual space

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Keywords: modern childhood, adolescence, Internet, social network, social media, mobile technology, diary

Journal rubric: Social Psychology

Article type: scientific article

DOI: https://doi.org/10.17759/jmfp.2016050207

For citation: Koroleva D.O. A study of the daily life of modern teenagers: the presence in social networks as an integral component of communication [Elektronnyi resurs]. Sovremennaia zarubezhnaia psikhologiia = Journal of Modern Foreign Psychology, 2016. Vol. 5, no. 2, pp. 55–61. DOI: 10.17759/jmfp.2016050207. (In Russ., аbstr. in Engl.)


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Information About the Authors

Diana O. Koroleva, Analyst, Center “Research of modern childhood”, Postgraduate Student, Institute of Education, National Research University “Higher School of Economics”, Moscow, Russia, e-mail: koroleva_dia@mail.ru



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