In her latest book " Disconnected ", Carrie James studies how young people think about the choices they make in their online lives. Drawing on more than 100 interviews with young people between the ages of 10 and 25, the author describes their thinking and acting about privacy, property and participation in games and social media. In general, she finds that tweens, teens and young adults take an individualistic view of ethical dilemmas and identifies 3 different ways of taking decisions online:
- self-focused thinking: young people concerned mostly about consequences for him/herself;
- moral thinking: young people concerned about the consequences for people he/she knows;
-ethical thinking: young people concerned about unknown individuals and larger communities.