Mark Yeowell

Postgraduate Research Student

Thesis Title

Smartphones and Tweens: Understanding the Experience and Impact of Digital Puberty on 10 to 14 Year Olds



I am interested in understanding the experience and impact on children when they receive their first smartphone, and how this shift to independent, ubiquitous internet access impacts their lives, relationships, development and education. I am framing this period of change as 'Digital Puberty' and looking at this through a socio-cultural lens.