Monday, May 31, 2021
Digital technologies have become deeply ingrained within the lives of young people, shaping developmental stages and structuring social interactions across the life course. As such, it has become important for sociologists to study the many ways that technologies both support and complicate the process of growing up for today’s youths and emerging adults. This session examines different aspects of ‘youthful’ experiences with technologies, both in everyday life and within the context of education. The presentations touch on the following topics: navigating parental rules for online participation, how algorithms influence children’s online experiences, and the challenges faced by disabled post-secondary students regarding remote learning.