Computers, the internet, and families a review of the role new technology plays in family life

R. Hughes, J. D. Hans

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Abstract

During the past 30 years, new communication technology devices have become common in American homes - among them are personal computers and the Internet. Social critics and other polemicists have argued whether these devices result in either positive or negative change in the lives of families. The authors examine the literature about family use of computers and the Internet and also look at how these technologies affect families' social networks, work, and interventions with families. Finally, the authors suggest directions for future research on communication technology within the context of families.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)776-790
Number of pages15
JournalJournal of Family Issues
Volume22
Issue number6
DOIs
StatePublished - Sep 2001

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Social Sciences (miscellaneous)

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