Advancements in communication and leisure technologies over the past decade have radically transformed the role of technology in the lives of youth. Around the globe, children and adolescents are often seen as being the first to embrace new technologies, such as new forms of social media. Having a cell phone, once regarded as an adult technology, has become a necessity within youth culture in many societies. Even video games, once limited to stand-alone computers, have become a venue for social gatherings of youth. The rapid pace of technological advancement has brought about profound changes in the very nature of childhood and adolescence. The 2015 volume of SSCY will examine the role of technology in the lives of children and adolescents. The volume will address topics such as: cyberbullying, video games and aggressive behavior, online gaming and the development of social skills, sexting and sexuality, child pornography, virtual communities for children, social networking and peer relations, and other related issues.
The 2015 volume with be coedited by Sampson Lee Blair, of The State University of New York (Buffalo) and Patricia Neff Claster and Samuel M. Claster, of Edinboro University. Manuscripts should be submitted directly to the editors (email@example.com, firstname.lastname@example.org, email@example.com), preferably in MS WORD format. Manuscripts should not exceed 40 double-spaced pages (not including tables, figures, and references). Submission of a manuscript implies commitment to publish in SSCY. Manuscripts should adhere to the APA format.
Manuscripts should represent previously unpublished work. An abstract of 150-200 words should be included at the beginning of each manuscript. All manuscripts will undergo peer review.
The deadline for initial submissions is December 31, 2014. Any questions may be directed to the editors at firstname.lastname@example.org, email@example.com, and firstname.lastname@example.org.