Editorial: The mediation of children’s digital technology usage

Special issue: Mediation of Children´s ICT Usage

Author biographies

Michelle F. Wright

Author photo Michelle F. Wright is a postdoctoral research fellow at Masaryk University in the Czech Republic. Her major research interests include the contextual influences, particularly cultural and familial, on adolescents’ social behaviors, and their pursuit and achievement of peer status. For the past several years, she has studied victimization and aggression through electronic technologies among children, adolescents, and young adults.

Leslie Haddon

Author photo Dr Leslie Haddon is a visiting lecturer in the Department of Media and Communications, London School of Economics. His research over the past decades has in general focused on the social shaping and consumption of ICTs. From 2006-2014 he had been part of the coordinating team of the EU Kids Online project that examined online risks and children and he also participated in the Net Children Go Mobile project on children’s use of smartphones and tablets.

David Smahel

Author photoDavid Smahel, Ph.D. is the Professor at the Institute of Children, Youth and Family Research, Masaryk University, the Czech Republic. He directs the Interdisciplinary Research Team on Internet and Society (IRTIS) which researches social-psychological implications of the internet and technology. Current research focuses on adolescents’ and adults’ internet use, the online risks of children and adolescents, the construction of online identities and virtual relationships, and online addictive behavior. He is editor of Cyberpsychology: Journal of Psychosocial Research on Cyberspace and has co-authored book Digital Youth: The Role of Media in Development (Springer, 2011). Smahel also published in several international journals such as Developmental Psychology, Cyberpsychology & Behavior, Zeitschrift für Psychologie, European Journal of Developmental Psychology and others. He is also author of several book chapters, such as in Encyclopedia of Cyber Behavior, Encyclopedia of Adolescence, Internet Addiction: A Handbook and Guide to Evaluation and Treatment, Gesundheit und Neue Medien etc.


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