Understanding Social Disengagement in the Digital Age: ‘Hidden Youth’ in Hong Kong and Scotland

Wong, M. T. O. (2017) Understanding Social Disengagement in the Digital Age: ‘Hidden Youth’ in Hong Kong and Scotland. Young People’s Transitions: Dimensions, Difficulties and Diversity Conference, Edinburgh, 21 April 2017.

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Abstract

Young people could shut themselves in the bedroom and become attached to online interactions, as they face exclusions in work and school. This paper provides evidence that young people’s high levels of digital engagements are a reaction to their experiences of un-fulfilment and precarity. The role of technologies is highlighted as crucial and complex for disengaged young people in the digital age.

Item Type:Conference or Workshop Item
Status:Published
Refereed:Yes
Glasgow Author(s) Enlighten ID:Wong, Dr Mark Tsun On
Authors: Wong, M. T. O.
College/School:College of Social Sciences > School of Social and Political Sciences > Urban Studies

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