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Sense and Nonsense About Video Game Addiction

Popular media are full of scare headlines and articles about harmful effects of video gaming. But, what have researchers actually found? Is gaming really "Digital Heroin"?

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Five Myths About Young People and Social Media

Many adults are puzzled, and some are appalled, by the amount of time teens spend online and by what they seem to do there. In her new book,"It’s Complicated: The Social Lives of Networked Teens," Danah Boyd helps us make sense of teens' uses of social media. Her data and analyses debunk some common myths about teens, technology, and social media....

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Five Myths About Young People and Social Media

Many adults are puzzled, and some are appalled, by the amount of time teens spend online and by what they seem to do there. In her new book,"It’s Complicated: The Social Lives of Networked Teens," Danah Boyd helps us make sense of teens' uses of social media. Her data and analyses debunk some common myths about teens, technology, and social media....

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Five Myths About Young People and Social Media

Many adults are puzzled, and some are appalled, by the amount of time teens spend online and by what they seem to do there. In her new book,"It’s Complicated: The Social Lives of Networked Teens," Danah Boyd helps us make sense of teens' uses of social media. Her data and analyses debunk some common myths about teens, technology, and social media....

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Five Myths About Young People and Social Media

Many adults are puzzled, and some are appalled, by the amount of time teens spend online and by what they seem to do there. In her new book,"It’s Complicated: The Social Lives of Networked Teens," Danah Boyd helps us make sense of teens' uses of social media. Her data and analyses debunk some common myths about teens, technology, and social media....

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Five Myths About Young People and Social Media

Many adults are puzzled, and some are appalled, by the amount of time teens spend online and by what they seem to do there. In her new book,"It’s Complicated: The Social Lives of Networked Teens," Danah Boyd helps us make sense of teens' uses of social media. Her data and analyses debunk some common myths about teens, technology, and social media....

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Five Myths About Young People and Social Media

Many adults are puzzled, and some are appalled, by the amount of time teens spend online and by what they seem to do there. In her new book,"It’s Complicated: The Social Lives of Networked Teens," Danah Boyd helps us make sense of teens' uses of social media. Her data and analyses debunk some common myths about teens, technology, and social media....

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Five Myths About Young People and Social Media

Many adults are puzzled, and some are appalled, by the amount of time teens spend online and by what they seem to do there. In her new book,"It’s Complicated: The Social Lives of Networked Teens," Danah Boyd helps us make sense of teens' uses of social media. Her data and analyses debunk some common myths about teens, technology, and social media....

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Video Game Addiction: Does It Occur? If So, Why?

The concept of "video game addiction" has been rejected by the American Psychiatric Association, by many video game researchers, and by many psychotherapists who work with video gamers. I reject it too. Here's why; and here's how you might help someone you know who spends lots of time at video games and seems unhappy.

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