Here are samples from my interviews that have, in some way, changed my understanding of how young people feel about, interpret or understand their relationship to media.

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Young people tell me that watching and sharing media is a way of learning about and participating in the world – with all the joy and pain that this entails. Their media is important to them and many want to talk about it.

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A recurrent theme in my conversations with young people, is that adults too often belittle or judge children simply because they are coming of age with smart phones and Internet.

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For many young people, Youtube and social media platforms offer contact with a wide range of mentors who can help educate and shape a young person’s understanding of themselves and the world.

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Many of the children I am documenting sense the hypocrisy in a culture that bombards them with impossible beauty standards while simultaneously serving up marketing platitudes like “be the best version of you.” This playlist is in progress.

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Here children & teens talk about how they feel about, understand and interpret sexualised online content. Many are shocked and critical of the normalisation of porn. This playlist is in progress.

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