Children and teenagers are often the first to adopt new media technologies, and parents and policy makers continue to be concerned
about the widespread use of diverse media and its potential effects on young people. "Harm and Offence in Media Content" presents
a significant and comprehensive analysis of the benefits and dangers posed by both established and emergent technologies.
Newly updated, this balanced, critical account examines all media, including interactive games, social networking and mobile
phones. Many examples specifically focus on the United States, noting the ways in which young people are using new technologies
and the partnerships this has given rise to between state governments, media regulators and Internet service providers. This
informative guide to a controversial field of study will be a useful resource for scholars in media, communication, psychology,
sociology and education.