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Co może wyguglować zatroskany rodzic? Notatki o cyberpanice moralnej
What Can a Concerned Parent Google? Notes on Moral Cyber Panic

Author(s): Jerzy Stachowicz
Subject(s): Social Sciences, Media studies, Sociology, Family and social welfare
Published by: Wydawnictwa Uniwersytetu Warszawskiego
Keywords: Teenagers; moral panic; cyber panic; Google; addiction; internet

Summary/Abstract: Parents googling for information about what their children do in the digitalnetwork find a number of alarming reports. First of all, they relate to the harmfulnessof technology addiction. Why? Is the google search algorithm an amplifier of themoral panic related to online practices of teenagers? This paper attempts to analyseinternet discourse including the role played by technology. To describe thephenomena I discuss, I propose the term cyber panic.

  • Issue Year: 469/2020
  • Issue No: 2
  • Page Range: 49-62
  • Page Count: 14
  • Language: Polish