Published on in Vol 6, No 1 (2018): Jan-Mar

Preprints (earlier versions) of this paper are available at, first published .
The Praise and Price of Pokémon GO: A Qualitative Study of Children’s and Parents’ Experiences

The Praise and Price of Pokémon GO: A Qualitative Study of Children’s and Parents’ Experiences

The Praise and Price of Pokémon GO: A Qualitative Study of Children’s and Parents’ Experiences


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