Mimi Ito is a Professor in Residence at the Department of Anthropology and the Department of Informatics at the University of California, Irvine, and serves as Research Director of the Digital Media and Learning Research Hub in the system-wide University of California Humanities Research Institute.

In this video she talks through the various ways in which children participate online – from from friendship driven participation to interest driven. Her research identifies the best places for parents and teachers to participate.