Let's Talk About the Environment: A Content Analysis of the EcoKids Discussion Forum

Sadie Joanne Tucker

Abstract


The discussion forum on a popular environmental website for children, EcoKids.ca, underwent a content analysis. The researcher looked at how children utilized the forum and searched for common themes. She found that very little interpersonal interaction occurred on the site, but that the users appeared engaged with both the site and the topic of environmentalism. The children's understandings of the environmental problems faced by the world were generally simplistic and did not necessarily represent the most pressing issues identified by environmentalists.


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