ABSTRACT

We have been careful throughout the book to emphasise that young people – specifically, teenagers – can sometimes differ very much from one another in how they use digital technologies, and in the value they attribute to doing so. They are not all enthusiastic users of technology, even if they do mostly take its availability for granted, and feel the absence of it very acutely if denied them. In this final chapter, though, we are not so much concerned with the differences between teenagers in these respects, as with what they have in common in how they experience and perceive digital technologies, and with the extent to which those things are specific or even unique to teenagers.