Just Your Average Girl

A critical time of identity formation is the adolescent years (ages 13-19) in which the individual self is focused on introspection as one grapples with the question of “Who am I?”

“It is a time of introspection and of trying to fit oneself into increasingly complex relationships,” (Turkle 131).

Participating in online communities created by and geared towards girls such as gURL.com, About-Face.org, and Blue Jean Online allows them to express themselves in a safe environment. Girls’ websites provide safe outlets of communication for adolescent girls to explore and form their sense of sexual and gender identity.

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