Vol. 11 No. 2 (2020): Media and education in the pandemic age of COVID-19

Dilemmi digitali e governance dell’identità digitale dei minori: l’interazione fra pari come opportunità informale di media education

Davide Cino
Università di Milano-Bicocca, Dipartimento di Scienze Umane per la Formazione/ Università Cattolica del Sacro Cuore, Milano, Dipartimento di Scienze della Comunicazione e dello Spettacolo

Published 2020-11-02


  • sharenting,
  • digital dilemmas,
  • informal learning,
  • media education,
  • social media


The contribution investigates parents’ digital dilemmas associated with sharenting as an informal learning opportunity to rethink and orient their online sharing behavior. The paper reports on some results of an exploratory study based on the analysis of online conversations on a parenting forum focused on these dilemmas. Findings suggest that the interactional context where such exchange takes place can function as an informal learning environment, fostering informal peer-to-peer media education practices for parents in the digital age.


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