Media use among young people with intellectual disabilities
This study focuses on media use among minors with neuropsychiatric or intellectual disabilities. Its aim is to deepen the understanding of how they use media and what challenges they face.
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Författare: Statens medieråd • Utgivningsår: 2020
Children and young people with neuropsychiatric or intellectual disabilities are examples of groups we have particularly focused on in recent years, in order to deepen our understanding of variations in media use and participation, and thus enable various kinds of initiatives.
This study focuses on media use among young people with intellectual disabilities in special school education. The variations are many and great, which makes it difficult to put forward general conclusions. But one result is that children and young people in special schools make less use of interactive media than the national average. In spite of this, they are more vulnerable to bullying and malice.
Regardless of how we move forward, the conclusions raise important issues for both parents and professionals working with these young people.