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Communications

The European Journal of Communication Research

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Volume 38, Issue 1

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Online experiences of socially disadvantaged children and young people in Portugal

José Alberto Simões / Cristina Ponte / Ana Jorge
Published Online: 2013-01-26 | DOI: https://doi.org/10.1515/commun-2013-0005

Abstract

This article examines the conditions of internet access and uses by children and young people from socially disadvantaged environments in Portugal. Adapting the EU Kids Online questionnaire, a sample of 279 participants (9 to 16 years old) in an intervention program on digital inclusion was interviewed in order to analyze their online experiences, bearing in mind the EU Kids Online results and the wider debate on digital inclusion. This issue was examined at two levels: access, and practices and uses. Although economic deprivation, parents’ low educational attainment (affecting also family support) and children’s age and gender seem to matter in terms of access, reported uses were analogous to the average Portuguese and EU Kids Online data. However, with these children apparently being more oriented towards entertainment and having less informational skills, it is questionable if policies that merely assure access are entirely sufficient. Nevertheless, one cannot say straightforwardly that ‘social exclusion’ equates ‘digital exclusion’.

Keywords: internet uses; digital inclusion; socially disadvantaged; children and young people; Portugal

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Published Online: 2013-01-26

Published in Print: 2013-01-24


Citation Information: Communications - The European Journal of Communication Research, Volume 38, Issue 1, Pages 85–106, ISSN (Online) 1613-4087, ISSN (Print) 0341-2059, DOI: https://doi.org/10.1515/commun-2013-0005.

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