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Van Rooij, A. J., Ferguson, C. J., Carras, M. C., Kardefelt-Winther, D., Shi, J., Aarseth, E., . . . Przybylski, A. K. (2018). A weak scientific basis for gaming disorder: Let us err on the side of caution. Journal of Behavioral Addictions, 7(1), 1-9
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2018 (English)In: Journal of Behavioral Addictions, ISSN 2062-5871, E-ISSN 2063-5303, Vol. 7, no 1, p. 1-9Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

We greatly appreciate the care and thought that is evident in the 10 commentaries that discuss our debate paper, the majority of which argued in favor of a formalized ICD-11 gaming disorder. We agree that there are some people whose play of video games is related to life problems. We believe that understanding this population and the nature and severity of the problems they experience should be a focus area for future research. However, moving from research construct to formal disorder requires a much stronger evidence base than we currently have. The burden of evidence and the clinical utility should be extremely high, because there is a genuine risk of abuse of diagnoses. We provide suggestions about the level of evidence that might be required: transparent and preregistered studies, a better demarcation of the subject area that includes a rationale for focusing on gaming particularly versus a more general behavioral addictions concept, the exploration of non-addiction approaches, and the unbiased exploration of clinical approaches that treat potentially underlying issues, such as depressive mood or social anxiety first. We acknowledge there could be benefits to formalizing gaming disorder, many of which were highlighted by colleagues in their commentaries, but we think they do not yet outweigh the wider societal and public health risks involved. Given the gravity of diagnostic classification and its wider societal impact, we urge our colleagues at the WHO to err on the side of caution for now and postpone the formalization.

Keywords
gaming disorder, International Classification of Diseases-11, World Health Organization, diagnosis, assification, mental disorders, moral panic
National Category
Psychology (excluding Applied Psychology)
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:umu:diva-147480 (URN)10.1556/2006.7.2018.19 (DOI)000429554100001 ()29529886 (PubMedID)
Available from: 2018-05-08 Created: 2018-05-08 Last updated: 2018-06-09Bibliographically approved
Nyberg, A. & Dunkels, E. (2018). Netthets: strategier og tilnaerminger (1ed.). Stockholm: Lin Education
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2018 (Norwegian)Book (Other (popular science, discussion, etc.))
Abstract [no]

Hvordan kan vi forstå og håndtere hets,trusler og maktutøvelse på nettet?

Skal det være opp til hver enkelt å håndterenetthets, eller kan vi sammen og med felles krefter gå spørsmålene i møte?

Dette er blant de sentrale problemstillingene som tas opp i denne boken.

I tillegg til strategier og tilnærminger, presenteres også spørsmål somkan bidra til økt kunnskap og refleksjon rundt egen forståelse og erfaringangående maktutøvelse og netthets.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Stockholm: Lin Education, 2018. p. 40 Edition: 1
Keywords
nätthets sosiale medier hersketeknikk strategier tilnaerminger
National Category
Communication Studies
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:umu:diva-154771 (URN)978-91-7601-985-6 (ISBN)978-91-7601-986-3 (ISBN)
Available from: 2019-01-02 Created: 2019-01-02 Last updated: 2019-01-18Bibliographically approved
Nyberg, A. & Dunkels, E. (2018). Näthat: strategier och förhållningssätt (1ed.). Stockholm: Lin Education
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2018 (Swedish)Book (Other (popular science, discussion, etc.))
Abstract [sv]

Hur kan vi förstå och hantera hat, hot och maktutövande på nätet?

Är svaren på frågorna upp till den enskilda individen att hantera, eller kan vi agera tillsammans och med gemensamma krafter?

Det är några av de centrala frågeställningarna för den här boken.

Tillsammans med förslag på strategier och förhållningssätt presenteras också frågor som syftar till att synliggöra den egna förståelsen, erfaren- heten och kunskapen om maktutövande och näthat.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Stockholm: Lin Education, 2018. p. 36 Edition: 1
Keywords
Näthat Härskartekniker sociala medier förhållningssätt strategier
National Category
Communication Studies
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:umu:diva-154769 (URN)978-91-7601-980-1 (ISBN)978-91-7601-981-8 (ISBN)
Available from: 2019-01-02 Created: 2019-01-02 Last updated: 2019-01-18Bibliographically approved
Aarseth, E., Bean, A. M., Boonen, H., Carras, M. C., Coulson, M., Das, D., . . . Van Rooij, A. J. (2017). Scholars' open debate paper on the World Health Organization ICD-11 Gaming Disorder proposal. Journal of Behavioral Addictions, 6(3), 267-270
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2017 (English)In: Journal of Behavioral Addictions, ISSN 2062-5871, E-ISSN 2063-5303, Vol. 6, no 3, p. 267-270Article in journal, Editorial material (Other academic) Published
Abstract [en]

Concerns about problematic gaming behaviors deserve our full attention. However, we claim that it is far from clear that these problems can or should be attributed to a new disorder. The empirical basis for a Gaming Disorder proposal, such as in the new ICD-11, suffers from fundamental issues. Our main concerns are the low quality of the research base, the fact that the current operationalization leans too heavily on substance use and gambling criteria, and the lack of consensus on symptomatology and assessment of problematic gaming. The act of formalizing this disorder, even as a proposal, has negative medical, scientific, public-health, societal, and human rights fallout that should be considered. Of particular concern are moral panics around the harm of video gaming. They might result in premature application of diagnosis in the medical community and the treatment of abundant false-positive cases, especially for children and adolescents. Second, research will be locked into a confirmatory approach, rather than an exploration of the boundaries of normal versus pathological. Third, the healthy majority of gamers will be affected negatively. We expect that the premature inclusion of Gaming Disorder as a diagnosis in ICD-11 will cause significant stigma to the millions of children who play video games as a part of a normal, healthy life. At this point, suggesting formal diagnoses and categories is premature: the ICD-11 proposal for Gaming Disorder should be removed to avoid a waste of public health resources as well as to avoid causing harm to healthy video gamers around the world.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
AKADEMIAI KIADO RT, 2017
Keywords
gaming disorder, ICD-11, DSM-5, diagnosis, moral panic, negative implications
National Category
Psychiatry
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:umu:diva-140918 (URN)10.1556/2006.5.2016.088 (DOI)000411876000001 ()28033714 (PubMedID)
Available from: 2017-10-30 Created: 2017-10-30 Last updated: 2019-05-17Bibliographically approved
Marklund, L. & Dunkels, E. (2016). Digital play as a means to develop children’s literacy and power in the Swedish preschool. Early years, 36(3), 289-304
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Digital play as a means to develop children’s literacy and power in the Swedish preschool
2016 (English)In: Early years, ISSN 0957-5146, E-ISSN 1472-4421, Vol. 36, no 3, p. 289-304Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

This paper presents different angles on the subject of digital play as a means to develop children’s literacy and power, using an online ethnographical study of Swedish preschool teachers’ discussions in informal online forums. Question posts (n = 239) were analysed using the Technological Pedagogical Knowledge framework and the Caring, Nurturing and Teaching framework, with the aim of understanding how teachers intended to support children’s literacy development with tablets. Literacy development can be understood as a social practice that needs to develop along with changes in society’s demands on citizens. The results presented indicate that school subject oriented skills are predominantly present in the mind-set of these preschool teachers. When digital play is increasingly used for pedagogical purposes in preschools, that also means that preschools have expanded their opportunities to work with children’s literacy development. For preschool teachers, it is important to discuss how literacy development can be supported in a contemporary media landscape.

Keywords
Tablets, preschool, literacy, digital literacy, power
National Category
Pedagogical Work
Research subject
educational work
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:umu:diva-122611 (URN)10.1080/09575146.2016.1181608 (DOI)000382992600006 ()
Available from: 2016-06-20 Created: 2016-06-20 Last updated: 2018-06-07Bibliographically approved
Hällgren, C., Dunkels, E. & Frånberg, G.-M. (2015). Exploring the making of boys. In: Camilla Hällgren, Elza Dunkels, Gun-Marie Frånberg (Ed.), Invisible Boy: the making of contemporary masculinities (pp. 7-13). Umeå: Umeå University
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Exploring the making of boys
2015 (English)In: Invisible Boy: the making of contemporary masculinities / [ed] Camilla Hällgren, Elza Dunkels, Gun-Marie Frånberg, Umeå: Umeå University , 2015, p. 7-13Chapter in book (Other academic)
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Umeå: Umeå University, 2015
Keywords
Boys, invisibility
National Category
Pedagogical Work
Research subject
educational work
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:umu:diva-108639 (URN)978-91-7601-232-1 (ISBN)
Available from: 2015-09-15 Created: 2015-09-15 Last updated: 2018-06-07Bibliographically approved
Hällgren, C., Dunkels, E. & Frånberg, G.-M. (Eds.). (2015). Invisible Boy: the making of contemporary masculinities. Umeå: Umeå universitet
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2015 (English)Collection (editor) (Refereed)
Abstract [en]

What does it mean to become a boy today? How does boyhood manifest itself in different contexts? How can we describe fathers and sons in contemporary society? And can we make the invisible boy visible in ways alternative to those of media?

This publication is the outcome of an international, multidisciplinary exploration of how boys become boys and how boys form identities today. The project was global in its scope and included 24 artists and academics from Sweden, USA, Turkey, UK, Finland, New Zealand, Croatia, Nigeria, Switzerland, India, Canada and Italy have contributed to the Invisible Boy. The publication with its 20 chapters includes academic papers, video, drawings, digital images, photography and music. Combining a variety of intellectual expressions the chapters forms a joint example of multimodal explorations to further understandings of complex matters such as gendered identity making.

The contributions are organised in four themes: Negotiating Identity, Bodily Existence, Boyhood Interrupted, and Gender and Contemporary Media.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Umeå: Umeå universitet, 2015. p. 226
Keywords
gender, identity, youth, boys, art, multidisciplinary, boyhood
National Category
Pedagogical Work
Research subject
educational work
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:umu:diva-117911 (URN)978-91-7601-232-1 (ISBN)
Available from: 2016-03-04 Created: 2016-03-04 Last updated: 2018-06-07Bibliographically approved
Frånberg, G.-M., Hällgren, C. & Dunkels, E. (2012). Introductory chapter. In: Gun-Marie Frånberg, Camilla Hällgren, Elza Dunkels (Ed.), Invisible Girl: "Ceci n'est pas une fille" (pp. 9-15). Umeå: Umeå universitet
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2012 (English)In: Invisible Girl: "Ceci n'est pas une fille" / [ed] Gun-Marie Frånberg, Camilla Hällgren, Elza Dunkels, Umeå: Umeå universitet , 2012, p. 9-15Chapter in book (Refereed)
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Umeå: Umeå universitet, 2012
Keywords
Gender, girls, girlhood, invisibility, identity, bodily existence, contemporary media, genus, flicka, flickor, flickskap, osynliggörande, identitet, kroppslig existens, samtia medier
National Category
Social Sciences
Research subject
educational work
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:umu:diva-60922 (URN)978-91-7459-462-1 (ISBN)
Available from: 2012-11-02 Created: 2012-11-02 Last updated: 2018-06-08Bibliographically approved
Frånberg, G.-M., Hällgren, C. & Dunkels, E. (Eds.). (2012). Invisible Girl: "Ceci n'est pas une fille". Umeå: Umeå universitet
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2012 (English)Collection (editor) (Refereed)
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Umeå: Umeå universitet, 2012. p. 281
Keywords
Gender, girlhood, invisibility, identity, bodily existence, contemporary media
National Category
Pedagogical Work
Research subject
educational work
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:umu:diva-60863 (URN)978-91-7459-462-1 (ISBN)
Available from: 2012-11-02 Created: 2012-11-01 Last updated: 2018-06-08Bibliographically approved
von Feilitzen, C., Findahl, O. & Dunkels, E. (2011). Hur farligt är internet? Resultat från den svenska delen av den europeiska undersökningen EU Kids Online.. Göteborg: Nordicom
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Hur farligt är internet? Resultat från den svenska delen av den europeiska undersökningen EU Kids Online.
2011 (Swedish)Report (Refereed)
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Göteborg: Nordicom, 2011. p. 46
National Category
Media Studies
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:umu:diva-58693 (URN)9789186523312 (ISBN)
Available from: 2012-10-01 Created: 2012-09-05 Last updated: 2018-06-08Bibliographically approved
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