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Annotated Bibliography Rough Draft

Inquiry: What is the relationship between technology and the development of our youth?
Proposed thesis: Technology such as social media has an overall negative effect on the
academic and personal development of our youth.
Terry, Laura, Punya Mishra, Danah Henriksen, Leigh Graves-Wolf, and Kristen
Kereluik. "The Reciprocal Relationship between Technology and Psychology."
(2013). Print.
This is a source that I chose to justify the basis of my argument. The authors go in
depth regarding the psychology behind the users of the technology. In order for people to
understand how the various types of technology affect people and their relationships, its
imperative that the readers can understand what is going through the minds of said
people. This source is sure to be credible because its been peer-reviewed. This source
shows the delicate relationship between technology and psychology. I can use this to
analyze whether that relationship beneficial or not for the future.
Growing Up Online. Films On Demand. Films Media Group, 2008. Web. 5 Mar.
This source is a video documentary that talks about how the education
environment must be adapted to the learner of today. The video illustrates the differences
between the development of the previous generations and the youth of today. The
information is up to date somewhat (composed in 2009) so I consider this to be relevant
to not only the time, but also my specific topic. The video originally aired on PBS, a
completely credible company that is known for their authenticity. I chose this source
because it analyzed both the social and academic development of the students at this high
school. I saw this video a couple of years ago so I am somewhat familiar with the
material. Having a source that you can look at in two different lights is more useful in my
opinion. This time around I was more intrigued, because the first time viewing the video
was for a school assignment.
Subrahmanyam, Kaveri. Digital Youth : The Role of Media in Development. Springer,
2011. Print.
Digital media, such as computers, the Internet, video games, and mobile phones,
have come to occupy a central place in the lives of todays youth. For those of us in
contact with them parents, teachers, physicians, researchers, and others evidence of
this is plentiful. This quote is a representation of the key idea that that can be used as
the main topic of my argument. One of the first things that I wanted to do was
acknowledge the presence and affect that technology has on people and particularly the
youth. This is a book that is even more up to date and there for points in the direction of it
being credible and relevant. I think that its important that this source was created during

the spike of the use of social media and smartphones. I can use this source becauae I have
the ability to recognize the changes between the time this piece was composed and the
information and statistics that are available to me today.
Gardner, Howard, and Katie Davis. The App Generation: How Today's Youth
Navigate Identity, Intimacy, and Imagination in a Digital World. Yale UP, 2013. Print.
This source is even more up to date and concentrated than the other sources and
therefore could be very valuable. This is a book that was composed by a group of Yale
University professors and subsequently reviewed by some of their peers. I trust that
someone has been through an application process and obtained a position as a professor,
specifically at Yale University can be considered to be legitimate source, which, coupled
with the fact that the source has been reviewed absolve any doubts that this source may
be illegitimate.
Varjas, Kris, Joel Meyers, Sarah Kiperman, and Alice Howard. Technology Hurts?
Lesbian, Gay, and Bisexual Youth Perspectives of Technology and Cyberbullying.
Journal of School Violence, 2013. Print.
This is different from the other sources in that its purpose is to provide a negative
point of view of technology. In order to properly construct my argument, its imperative
that I can understand and express both sides.