July 4, 2020
Teenagers and digital media in Nigeria (article from The Conversation)

Read the article on The Conversation. From article: 

In the global South, there is a deficiency in research focusing on the impact of technology on young people’s everyday life. The research gap needs to be filled to inform policies, education and programmes. Technology can either support young people’s education and socialisation or pose some risks to their well-being. Nigeria is one of the African countries in which the internet and digital media penetration has been increasing in leaps. The country accounts for close to 30% of internet penetration in Africa. According to a global digital report, there were 85 million internet users in Nigeria as at January 2020. Although an estimated 60% of the population is made up of young people, there is little known about how they use digital technology every day.

Reference information:  Uzuegbunam, C. 2020. "Why it’s time for adults to accept that Nigerian teenagers have a digital life". The Conversation.