SPECIAL ISSUE: CHILDREN'S USES OF DIGITAL MEDIA
Cyberpsychology: Journal of Psychosocial Research on Cyberspace invites papers on the theme of children’s uses of digital media. This is an open call for papers on topics related to children’s reading, writing, play, learning and communication with digital technologies, including tablets, smartphones, desktops and emerging technologies.
The special issue will be published in October 2017 and will be edited by Natalia Kucirkova
(University College London, UK), Charles Mifsud (Centre for Literacy, Malta), Bieke Zaman (KU
Leuven, Belgium) and Cristina Ponte (Universidade NOVA de Lisboa, Portugal).
call for papers here .
Dear researchers, colleagues, and readers interested in research on the internet and technology,
it is a pleasure to introduce this special issue on “Internet addictions” for Cyberpsychology: Journal of Psychosocial Research on Cyberspace. In this issue, we feature several new articles on a diverse range of topics which we trust will be of interest to readers. As many working in this field can attest, there is often much debate on several conceptual issues around the topic of problems and disorders related to online platforms and activities. Is Internet addiction a valid disorder? Does the term offer clarity and practical utility, or does it confuse problems that can occur both online and offline? Does it misdirect attention from more clinically relevant explanations for excessive technology use? Does it open the door to a new wave of disorders – Facebook addiction, Twitter addiction, Snapchat addiction, Pokemon Go addiction, Virtual Reality addiction – of dubious validity and clinical utility?
Read the full editorial
Daniel King, guest editor