Understanding the digital life

Cyberpsychology as Everyday Experience Across the Lifespan by Dave Harley, Julie Morgan, Hannah Frith (Palgrave Macmillan; Hb £79.99), reviewed by Robert Griffin.

The introductory chapter to this book notes that the Greek philosopher Socrates expressed concern about the impact the new technology of his day was having on people – he was referring to writing. Since then, how we present ourselves, complete tasks and interact with others has changed at an ever-increasing pace. New technology is introduced, and we don’t have time to consider the impact on people or society. Parents, educators, psychologists and the general public are struggling to evaluate

 

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