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Psychosocial Intervention

versión impresa ISSN 1132-0559

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VERZA, Fabiana  y  WAGNER, Adriana. Using the Mobile Phone, Youth and Family: An Overview of the Brazilian Reality. Intervención Psicosocial [online]. 2010, vol.19, n.1, pp.57-71. ISSN 1132-0559.

The main objective of this article is to analyze the use of mobile phones in Brazil, under a psychosocial perspective, focusing on the role of young people and the family in disseminating such technology in the country. It presents and discusses previous investigations on the use of mobile phones by young people, describing its aims and consumption motivations. Young people are the Brazil's main consumer group of mobile phone in the country. The article provides an outlook of Brazilian youth and its participation in the country's Information Society. The repercussions of the use of such technology in family relationships are analyzed, including families with young people. The objective is to understand how parent and teenagers handle mobile phone's technology in their relationships in this phase of the life cycle.

Palabras clave : mobile phone; young; family relationship; Information Society.

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