Adolescents and Audio-Visual Media in Five Countries
Adolescents and Audi-visual Media in Five Countries is an international research project. It analizes general descriptive results of questionaires from both adolescents and their parents in five countries: Brazil, India, Norway, South Africa and Spain.
The publication is a five part study. The first, Adolescents, Their Parents and AudioVisual Media: Evaluations and Interpersonal Relationships in Five Countries, explores the effects of media globalisation on adolescents from 12 to 16 particulary in the domain of interpersonal relationships. It takes in to account gender differences as well and cultural differences and the relationships of children with parents, teachers and their peers. The second, Information and Communication Technology: A Discourse Analysis of Children’s Communication Patterns, reports on the qualitative phase of the South African study that involved an investigation on to the dynamisd of children’s and young people’s comunication patterns regading ICT. More specificatlly the study aims to provide an analysis on children’s discourses regarding ICT. The third, Youth, Media and New Technologies in Brazil discusses the media and new technologies from the perspective of Brazilian adolescents and parents. It investigates how children and adolescents interact with new media within their social environments, such as family, school and their group of friends.
The study was conducted in Rio de Janeiro involving young people from 11 to 17 years of age from five different schools. The Penetration of Audiovisual Media into Adolescent Cultures in Spain Between 1999 and 2003 presents some descriptive results of a study from 1999 to 2003 of the ’media environment’ of adolescents in Spain and their points of view related to the use of audiovisual media.
The publication ends with the First Working Document of the Childwatch International Media Project.
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