You can ask me: a guideline for parents and teachers to answer their questions on resilience and digital lives of young people — Mehmet Dinc


Young people’s relationships with emerging digital technologies are often presented as a problem. I have been working with young people since 2003, and working with young people and their parents in relation to online activities since 2006. However, the funny thing is I had never listened to young people in relation to their experiences, understandings, values and difficulties in the online world. This article describes a group work project to explore young people’s understandings of their digital behaviours and relationships, their skills and capabilities in this area, and their experiences of negotiating their digital lives with parents and teachers. I avoided taking an expert position and instead set up a process of co-research with young people to elicit their insider knowledge.