Role of the Internet in the development of modern teenagers

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Abstract

The article investigates the role of the Internet in the social situation of development of modern teenagers. We provide statistical data to identify websites and Internet activities most popular among teenagers. We describe in details the opportunities that the Internet provides for the implementation of the needs and problems of age-related new formations in adolescence. Particular attention is paid to the analysis of teenagers’ needs in a situation of social and psychological maladjustment associated with excessive use of the Internet and gadgets. We made a number of recommendations on the organization of social and psychological support to teenagers on the Internet.

General Information

Keywords: recovery approach, Internet, teenagers, situation of social and psychological maladjustment, social and psychological work, social situation of development.

Journal rubric: Developmental Psychology

Article type: scientific article

For citation: Kondrashkin A.V. Role of the Internet in the development of modern teenagers [Elektronnyi resurs]. Psikhologicheskaya nauka i obrazovanie psyedu.ru [Psychological Science and Education psyedu.ru], 2013. Vol. 5, no. 2, pp. 114–134. (In Russ., аbstr. in Engl.)

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Information About the Authors

A. V. Kondrashkin, PhD in Psychology, Head of the Department «Work With Teenagers in the Territory» of the Center of Social and Psychological Adaptation and Development of Teenagers «Perekrestok», Moscow City Psychological Pedagogical University, Moscow, Russia, e-mail: artem.kondrashkin@gmail.com

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