The worldwide spread of social media is changing the forms and rules of social relations, the boundaries of private and public spheres, and the definition of privacy and its protection. In reflecting on children’s rights in a digital age, the online experiences of adopted children and their families foreground the tension between the right to privacy and protection and children’s right to know about their origins. This article explores the Italian case through a qualitative study of professionals working in private and public foster and adoptive services. It analyses the risks and opportunities presented by social media in the everyday life of adoptive families, with particular attention to children’s rights and recommendations for families and professionals.

Aroldi, P., Vittadini, N., Children’s rights and social media: Issues and prospects for adoptive families in Italy, <<NEW MEDIA & SOCIETY>>, 2017; 19 (5): 741-749. [doi:10.1177/1461444816686324] [http://hdl.handle.net/10807/99240]

Children’s rights and social media: Issues and prospects for adoptive families in Italy

Aroldi, Piermarco
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Vittadini, Nicoletta
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2017

Abstract

The worldwide spread of social media is changing the forms and rules of social relations, the boundaries of private and public spheres, and the definition of privacy and its protection. In reflecting on children’s rights in a digital age, the online experiences of adopted children and their families foreground the tension between the right to privacy and protection and children’s right to know about their origins. This article explores the Italian case through a qualitative study of professionals working in private and public foster and adoptive services. It analyses the risks and opportunities presented by social media in the everyday life of adoptive families, with particular attention to children’s rights and recommendations for families and professionals.
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Aroldi, P., Vittadini, N., Children’s rights and social media: Issues and prospects for adoptive families in Italy, <<NEW MEDIA & SOCIETY>>, 2017; 19 (5): 741-749. [doi:10.1177/1461444816686324] [http://hdl.handle.net/10807/99240]
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