chapter  1
Cyberworlds: children in the Information Age
Pages 19

This conclusion presents some closing thoughts on the key concepts discussed in the previous chapters of this book. The book focuses on what happens when children and technology come together in practice. It also focus on mundane stories of children's everyday use of technology. The book shows that children are competent social actors in their own right. It examines the children's diverse peer group cultures demonstrates that in order to encourage young people to use Information and Communications Technology (ICT), rather than to resist it, adults need to promote these technologies in ways that relate to the social context of children's everyday lives. It demonstrates how ideas about childhood inform people's understanding of particular spaces. The book highlights the need for academics studying children, notably within the fields of the social studies of childhood and children's geographies, to recognise the importance not only of relations between children and adults, and between different individuals/groups of children, but also their relations with the objects that surround them.