Two microsystems coming together form a mesosystem. These systems are a connection between two microsystems in an adolescent’s life. The influence these connections make can form a divide in a digital relationship. There are two areas specific to technology’s impact with the behavior between adolescent microsystems, access and behavior when participating. Much has been researched about the positive and negative effects of technology tools on the adolescent (Ernst, 2013; Ives; 2012; Lepisto, 2012).
- How does the adolescent adapt when teachers give technology assignments to students without access?
- Do teachers evaluate access of individual students in the classroom?
- What other areas of a student’s interactions are placed at risk due to lack of technology access? Friendships with other adolescents who have a higher self-efficacy due to access?
- In students lacking reliable access for years, how does this affect their connections to higher education, livable wage employment, understanding economic advantages available through the Internet, or socialization experience?
Written By Ellen Belluomini
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