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How Does Cell Phone Use Impact Teenagers? - Patricia D. Netzley
Call Number: 303.4833 NET
ISBN: 9781601524461
Publication Date: 2012-08-01
Examines the controversial issue of teenage cell phone use, discussing the history, impact of cell phone use on relationships, addiction, cell phone use while driving, texting while driving, sexting, nomophobia, smartphones, text message injuries, cancer and cell phones, cell phone anxiety and other related topics.

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Thinking Critically - Carla Mooney
Call Number: 303.4833 MOO
ISBN: 9781601525802
Publication Date: 2013-08-01
Introduces issues and debates related to cell phone use. Includes cell phone use by drivers, health hazard, how they impact teens, and cell phone addiction.

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Alone Together - Sherry Turkle
Call Number: 303.4833 TUR
ISBN: 9780465010219
Publication Date: 2011-01-11
As the digital age sparks increasing debate about what new technologies and increased connectivity are doing to our brains, comes this chilling examination of what our iPods and iPads are doing to our relationships. The author paints a sobering and paradoxical portrait of human disconnectedness in the face of expanding virtual connections in cell-phone, intelligent machine, and Internet usage. She also explores the dramatic ways technology alters social lives, looking at both the connectivity and isolation that these tools bring, and examines what people want in electronic companions and social networking tools, and the sacrifices that are made by using them. Some of the subjects covered include: adolescents and the Internet; Avatars; the BlackBerry; blogs; cell phones and smartphones; digital communication; Cogs; e-mails; Facebook; feelings and technology; Furbies; online games; identity; instant messaging; Myspace; privacy concerns; robots and robot companions; social networks; texting; Twitter; and YouTube.

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Electronic Devices - Sylvia Engdahl (Editor)
Call Number: 303.4833 ENG
ISBN: 9780737758252
Publication Date: 2012-06-01
Examines the perceived and actual legal rights of teens in regard to the use of electronic devices, and includes possible addiction, cell phone and texting in school and while driving, transmission of pornographic photos, cheating on tests, GPS tracking of teens, illegal sharing of music files, and e-book piracy.

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The Winter of Our Disconnect - Susan Maushart
Call Number: 303.48 MAU
ISBN: 9781585428557
Publication Date: 2011-01-20
The author describes her crusade to improve communication within her family by ridding their lives of twenty-first-century technologies and explains how her family--with three teenagers--was strengthened after six months of being "unplugged.".


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Frequently Asked Questions about Texting, Sexting, and Flaming - Rebecca Klein
Call Number: e-Book
ISBN: 9781448883394
Publication Date: 2012-12-15
With modern technology offering communication within seconds, this book discusses teens and communication with a guide to navigating texts and the Internet safely, from avoiding misunderstanding to larger legal issues that can arise from careless texting.

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Digital Communications - Ananda Mitra
Call Number: e-Book and 004.6 Mit
ISBN: 9781438133614
Publication Date: 2010
Examines the digital tools used during interpersonal communication, including cell phones, chat rooms, electronic mail, and social networking Web sites.

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Electronic Devices in Schools - Jill Hamilton
Call Number: 371.33 HAM
ISBN: 9780737739855
Publication Date: 2007-12-10
A collection of sixteen controversial essays that debate issues associated with the possession and use of electronic devices in schools such as the banning of cell phones while on school property.

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Are cell phones Dangerous? - Bonnie Szumski; Jill Karson
Call Number: 615.92 SZU
ISBN: 9781601522320
Publication Date: 2011-12-01
Explores the debate on whether cell phones are dangerous, discussing if cell phones cause cancer and other health problems, diving accidents, and the impact on the youth.

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Internet Addiction and Online Gaming - Samuel McQuade; Marcus K. Rogers; James P. Colt; Sarah E. Gentry
Call Number: 616.8584 MCQ
ISBN: 9781604136968
Publication Date: 2012-03-01
The Internet is available anytime, anywhere thanks to a host of wireless communications and mobile computing devices. This accessibility makes it difficult for people with online addictions or compulsions to avoid the object of their fixation. Any excessive online activity that leads to personal, family, or community problems can be considered an Internet addiction, and compulsive behaviors can take the form of online and electronic gaming, compulsive online shopping, or frequenting chat rooms and social-networking sites. Also included are cell phones, MMORPGs or massive multiplayer online roleplaying, social computing, stalking, texting, and digital youth culture. Internet Addiction and Online Gaming discusses the nature of these problems, their impact on society, and how readers can watch out for emerging addiction in themselves and in others. Aside from the damage addictions can do to someone's personal life, there are also technological risks from malware, viruses, and malicious hackers.


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