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1 The Shifting Nature of Autonomy: Adolescence, Social Cognition and Digital Media Margaret Weigel Project Zero, Harvard GSE Society for Research on Adolescence Annual Meeting March 2010 Philadelphia, PA

2 The Shifting Nature of Autonomy: Adolescence, Social Cognition and Digital Media youth and autonomy affordances of new digital media related to youth autonomy study observations related to youth autonomy NDM, youth and autonomy – parents NDM, youth and autonomy – teachers NDM, youth and autonomy – peers Margaret Weigel Project Zero, Harvard GSE

3 The Shifting Nature of Autonomy: Adolescence, Social Cognition and Digital Media youth and autonomy affordances of new digital media related to youth autonomy study observations related to youth autonomy NDM, youth and autonomy – parents NDM, youth and autonomy – teachers NDM, youth and autonomy – peers Margaret Weigel Project Zero, Harvard GSE

4 The Shifting Nature of Autonomy: Adolescence, Social Cognition and Digital Media youth and autonomy affordances of new digital media related to youth autonomy study observations related to youth autonomy NDM, youth and autonomy – parents NDM, youth and autonomy – teachers NDM, youth and autonomy – peers Margaret Weigel Project Zero, Harvard GSE

5 The Shifting Nature of Autonomy: Adolescence, Social Cognition and Digital Media youth and autonomy affordances of new digital media related to youth autonomy study observations related to youth autonomy NDM, youth and autonomy – parents NDM, youth and autonomy – teachers NDM, youth and autonomy – peers Margaret Weigel Project Zero, Harvard GSE

6 The Shifting Nature of Autonomy: Adolescence, Social Cognition and Digital Media youth and autonomy affordances of new digital media related to youth autonomy study observations related to youth autonomy NDM, youth and autonomy – parents NDM, youth and autonomy – teachers NDM, youth and autonomy – peers Margaret Weigel Project Zero, Harvard GSE

7 The Shifting Nature of Autonomy: Adolescence, Social Cognition and Digital Media youth and autonomy affordances of new digital media related to youth autonomy study observations related to youth autonomy NDM, youth and autonomy – parents NDM, youth and autonomy – teachers NDM, youth and autonomy – peers Margaret Weigel Project Zero, Harvard GSE

8 youth and autonomy The changing historical contexts of children and childhood Pieter Brueghel, Children's Games (1560)

9 youth and autonomy The changing historical contexts of children and childhood

10 youth and autonomy Twentieth century practices to control youth autonomy

11 youth and autonomy Young people often do not fully appreciate their conduct's effect on others. What they believe to be normal and legitimate behavior can sometimes make others apprehensive or afraid. Sometimes the mere presence of large youth groups, or their physical appearance (dress, hairstyles, body piercings, and tattoos), is intimidating regardless of their conduct. People often perceive youth groups congregating in public to be gangs and, therefore, dangerous. -- COPS guide, p. 16 Twentieth century practices to control youth autonomy

12 youth and autonomy STRANGER DANGER Twentieth century practices to control youth autonomy

13 youth and autonomy Formal schooling Twentieth century practices to control youth autonomy

14 youth and autonomy Formal schooling Educational, child-centric toys Twentieth century practices to control youth autonomy

15 youth and autonomy Formal schooling Educational, child-centric toys Dedicated play spaces Twentieth century practices to control youth autonomy

16 youth and autonomy Formal schooling Educational, child-centric toys Dedicated play spaces Directed play Twentieth century practices to control youth autonomy

17 youth and autonomy During the earliest stages, the child perceives things like a solipsist who is unaware of himself as subject and is familiar only with his own actions.

18 youth and autonomy minor n. someone under legal age, which is generally 18, except for certain purposes such as drinking alcoholic beverages. (See: legal age, maturity)legal age maturity olphtoronto.com/Images/About_us/school.jpg U.S. Armed Forces

19 youth and autonomy Blogs.uptous.com Today, the desire to shelter and monitor childrens activities has resulted in more home-based childrens activities, often involving the computer or television set. (Chudacoff, 2007, pp ).

20 affordances of new digital media related to youth autonomy The technology youth are using

21 affordances of new digital media related to youth autonomy The technology youth are using As of 2009, 29% of 8-18 year olds own a laptop (up from 12% in 2004) (cf. Kaiser)

22 affordances of new digital media related to youth autonomy The technology youth are using As of 2009, 29% of 8-18 year olds own a laptop (up from 12% in 2004) (cf. Kaiser) 66% own a cellphone (up from 39% in 2004) (cf. Kaiser)

23 affordances of new digital media related to youth autonomy The technology youth are using As of 2009, 29% of 8-18 year olds own a laptop (up from 12% in 2004) (cf. Kaiser) 66% own a cellphone (up from 39% in 2004) (cf. Kaiser) Pew: As of 2008, 71% of year olds own a cellphone

24 affordances of new digital media related to youth autonomy Advantages of mobile technologies Anytime

25 affordances of new digital media related to youth autonomy Advantages of mobile technologies Anytime Anyplace

26 affordances of new digital media related to youth autonomy Advantages of mobile technologies Anytime Anyplace Peer-based language LOL!

27 affordances of new digital media related to youth autonomy Advantages of mobile technologies Anytime Anyplace Peer-based language Free from adult monitoring POS!

28 youth and autonomy Blogs.uptous.com The subversive potential of new digital media place restrictions age restrictions time restrictions activity restrictions social restrictions online commons, mobile access no enforceable age restrictions 24/7 access shopping, gambling, porn peers and strangers alike

29 youth and autonomy Blogs.uptous.com The subversive potential of new digital media place restrictions age restrictions time restrictions activity restrictions social restrictions online commons, mobile access no enforceable age restrictions 24/7 access shopping, gambling, porn peers and strangers alike

30 youth and autonomy Blogs.uptous.com The subversive potential of new digital media place restrictions age restrictions time restrictions activity restrictions social restrictions online commons, mobile access no enforceable age restrictions 24/7 access shopping, gambling, porn peers and strangers alike

31 youth and autonomy Blogs.uptous.com The subversive potential of new digital media place restrictions age restrictions time restrictions activity restrictions social restrictions online commons, mobile access no enforceable age restrictions 24/7 access shopping, gambling, porn peers and strangers alike

32 youth and autonomy Blogs.uptous.com The subversive potential of new digital media place restrictions age restrictions time restrictions activity restrictions social restrictions online commons, mobile access no enforceable age restrictions 24/7 access shopping, gambling, porn peers and strangers alike

33 The Developing Minds and Digital Media study Privately funded two-year project Forty teachers over fifteen years of experience upper middle class SES recommended by peers two hour semi-structured interviewed

34 The Developing Minds and Digital Media study Privately funded two-year project Forty teachers over fifteen years of experience upper middle class SES recommended by peers two hour semi-structured interviewed Whats changed over the past 15 years? cognition social cognition ethics society teaching itself

35 NDM, youth and authority Popular NDM tools used for social interaction

36 NDM, youth and authority Popular NDM tools used for social interaction SOCIAL NETWORKING

37 NDM, youth and authority Popular NDM tools used for social interaction SOCIAL NETWORKING ONLINE GAMING

38 NDM, youth and authority – parents an increase in parents defending their childrens transgressions in blind, irrational ways an increase in parents intervening earlier when a child is struggling an increase in parents completing student work, such as homework or college essays The Educators Speak:

39 NDM, youth and authority – parents increase in parental involvement in youths daily lives Decline of parental authority; rise in friend role anxiety related to youth achievement Developing Minds and Digital Media findings:

40 NDM, youth and authority – parents increase in parental involvement in youths daily lives Decline of parental authority; rise in friend role anxiety related to youth achievement persistent, constant contact with children via NDM Developing Minds and Digital Media findings:

41 NDM, youth and authority – parents increase in parental involvement in youths daily lives Decline of parental authority; rise in friend role anxiety related to youth achievement persistent, constant contact with children via NDM via cellphone Developing Minds and Digital Media findings:

42 NDM, youth and authority – parents increase in parental involvement in youths daily lives Decline of parental authority; rise in friend role anxiety related to youth achievement persistent, constant contact with children via NDM via cellphone via SNS sites Developing Minds and Digital Media findings: Hi, dear! Just checking in…

43 NDM, youth and authority – parents Children never allowed to fail Implications:

44 NDM, youth and authority – parents Children never allowed to fail Children never really on their own Implications:

45 NDM, youth and authority – parents Children never allowed to fail Children never really on their own Children largely unsupervised Implications:

46 NDM, youth and authority – parents Children never allowed to fail Children never really on their own Children largely unsupervised Parents as rescuers/pals Implications:

47 NDM, youth and authority – teachers students are more comfortable with authority students evince fewer disciplinary problems students are more rule-focused The Educators Speak:

48 NDM, youth and authority – teachers shift in authority from teachers students Developing Minds and Digital Media findings:

49 NDM, youth and authority – teachers shift in authority from teachers students modified communications technical savvy content vetting reinventing homework Developing Minds and Digital Media findings:

50 NDM, youth and authority – teachers Students focus on grades, not learning Students never allowed to fail Shift in authority from teachers students Educators and schooling as a game to master Implications:

51 NDM, youth and authority – teachers Students focus on grades, not learning Students never allowed to fail Shift in authority from teachers students Educators and schooling as a game to master Teachers struggle with newly empowered students Implications:

52 NDM, youth and authority – peers basic teen desires unchanged over time less unstructured time to hang out more elective obligations more stress about the future The Educators Speak:

53 NDM, youth and authority – peers NDM as efficient NDM as a way to perform identity both online and offline NDM as a way to control relationships Developing Minds and Digital Media findings:

54 NDM, youth and authority – peers for introverted youth, protection against unwanted contact for more extroverted youth, way to manage level and intensity of engagements way to depersonalize contact, emotional distancing inadvertently promotes online disinhibition Implications:

55 NDM, youth and authority – peers Implications: for introverted youth, protection against unwanted contact for more extroverted youth, way to manage level and intensity of engagements way to depersonalize contact, emotional distancing inadvertently promotes online disinhibition NDM as social buffer

56 NDM, youth and authority Parents as rescuers/pals Developing Minds and Digital Media findings:

57 NDM, youth and authority Parents as rescuers/pals Teachers grapple w/ newly empowered students Developing Minds and Digital Media findings:

58 NDM, youth and authority Parents as rescuers/pals Teachers grapple w/ newly empowered students Peers struggle to assert personal autonomy over social interactions Developing Minds and Digital Media findings:


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