We conduct research focused on understanding young peoples' networked lives. We're committed to supporting foundational dispositions that support kids and teens growing up in a digital world. 
Our current project, Educating with Digital Dilemmas, applies a mixed methods approach to a) systematically document digital opportunities and challenges related to young people’s digital lives, b) examine how tweens, teens, parents, and educators perceive and respond to thorny digital dilemmas, and c) identify powerful supports for digital well-being and citizenship.
The digital dilemmas project involves…
  • Surveys with educators, parents, tweens, and teens to explore perspectives on key digital dilemmas, as well as moral and ethical stances related to social media quandaries. (To date, we’ve collected survey data from approximately 1000 educators, 2000 parents, and 3000 tweens & teens!)
  • Interviews with K-12 educators who are innovating digital citizenship education to identify powerful pedagogies and classroom practices
  • Mini-ethnographies, observing how educators and students engage with digital dilemmas to support the development of dispositions students need to thrive in a 24/7 connected world


Project Info

Project Dates: 2017 - Current
Principal Investigator: Carrie James
FUNDERS: Bezos Family Foundation, Germanacos Foundation, William and Flora Hewlett Foundation, Sherwood Foundation, Susan Crown Exchange