YPP Network Description

The MacArthur Research Network on Youth and Participatory Politics (YPP) formed out of recognition that youth are critical to the future of democracy and that the digital age is introducing technological changes that are impacting how youth develop into informed, engaged, and effective actors.

Disconnected: Youth, New Media, and the Ethics Gap
by Carrie James
September 19, 2014
Drawing on extensive interviews with young people between the ages of 10 and 25, James describes the nature of their thinking about privacy, property, and participation online. She examines how young people and the adults in their lives think about online dilemmas, describing ethical blind spots and disconnects.

Carrie James, Disconnected: Youth, New Media, and the Ethics Gap, From The John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation Series on Digital Media and Learning, MIT Press, 2014.