Document Type

Article

Publication Date

2020

DOI

10.1086/708957

Publication Title

Library Quarterly

Volume

90

Issue

3

Pages

264-282

Abstract

Librarians are beginning to address the lack of services for youth with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) by providing flexible and tailored programming and services. One important need among youth with ASD is a better understanding of how to navigate the online environment safely and responsibly. Given different engagement styles with social interaction and communication, youth with ASD may be more susceptible to cyberbullying and misinterpretations during online communications than their peers. This study investigates whether librarians can (or should) play a role in digital citizenship education for youth with ASD and provides suggestions for LIS educators preparing future librarians on how to develop services and programming for neurodiverse youth.

Comments

© 2020 by The University of Chicago. All rights reserved.

Publisher's version available at: https://doi.org/10.1086/708957

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Original Publication Citation

Phillips, A. L., & Anderson, A. (2020). Cyberbullying, digital citizenship, and youth with autism: LIS education as a piece in the puzzle. Library Quarterly, 90(3), 264-282. https://doi.org/10.1086/708957

ORCID

0000-0001-5503-3940 (Anderson)

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