In ON/OFF, Sarah Genner assesses the risks and rewards of the anytime-anywhere Internet, focusing on digital divides, social relationships, physical and mental health, and data privacy. She discusses implications for a variety of decision-makers in the world of work, in education, in families, and in politics. The author deconstructs the online/offline dichotomy and suggests the ON/OFF scale as a new theoretical framework for researchers and practitioners.
Sarah Genner studied in Zurich and Berlin. Her research focuses on the societal and psychological implications of digital information and communication technologies. She is associate researcher and lecturer in media psychology at Zurich University for Applied Sciences. In 2014–2015 she was visiting scholar at the Berkman Center for Internet and Society at Harvard University.