The Role of Law in Adolescent Online Social Communication and Behavior

The Role of Law in Adolescent Online Social Communication and Behavior

Larry L. Burriss (Middle Tennessee State University, USA)
DOI: 10.4018/978-1-60960-100-3.ch722

Abstract

What in the world is a chapter on law doing in a book on psychology, behavior and affect (that’s af’ ekt, not ? fekt’)? Well, the analogy of a game comes to mind. The psychologist may ask such questions as, why do the players do what they do? How do they feel about the activity? How do they interact with other players? Certainly these questions are important. But at the same time the players have to play by the rules. And that’s where the law comes in.

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