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

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I hear over and over again from young people whom I interview, that they are growing up deeply and emotionally invested in media. Watching and sharing media is a form of self-expression, of building friendships, of learning about and of acting in the world – with all the joys and perils that this entails.This playlist is in progress.

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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. This playlist is in progress.

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For many young people, Youtube offers contact with a wide range of mentors who help to educate and shape a young person’s understanding of themselves and the world. This playlist is in progress.

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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, 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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