Behind the Screen: Understanding the Power of Social Media in Young Peoples’ Lives
What does a student’s selfie pose tell you about them? How can we enable students to manage the inevitable conflicts that go back and forth between their real lives and their lives on social media? Based on focus groups and interviews with young people around the country, Rosalind reveals critical insights on how they use social media. She tracks the new cultural landscape for both boy and girl worlds and its impact on their self-esteem, identity and decision making. In addition, she will highlight why adults efforts to communicate with young people about social media can be so challenging and provide participants with effective alternatives so young people don’t so easily shut down and disengage.
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