Digital Learning and Participation among Youth: Critical Reflections on Future Research Priorities, Sonia Livingstone, International Journal of Learning and Media, Spring–Summer 2010, Vol. 2, No. 2-3, Pages 1-13 (doi: 10.1162/ijlm_a_00046)
This article uses insights from media and communications research over recent decades to inform a critical analysis of the burgeoning multidisciplinary study of youthful digital engagement. The analysis first points to the systematic connections between mediatization and the problematic dimensions of consumerism, individualization, and globalization. Critiquing the popular rhetoric of the digital native, it then draws on empirical observation to temper excessive celebration of youthful creative and expressive skills and, thus, support rather than undermine the resourcing of digital opportunities for youth.