Social media and youth

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Social media and youth

  1. 1. Social Media and Youth<br />
  2. 2. Utilizing an education based social media website to engage students with real world interests and technologies.<br />Incorporating Social Media into the Adolescent Classroom<br />
  3. 3. Among the 33 million youth of the US:<br /> 90 % have internet access at home and 73% have access at a school computer<br /> Teens spend on average over 24 hours per month on the internet<br />(Nielsen Company, 2009) <br />Youth are “Digital Natives”<br />
  4. 4. In 2009, 28% of MySpace page views and 12% of Facebook’s were attributed to the teens accessing the social media sites, thanks to nearly half of the teens on the Internet<br />(Nielsen Company, 2009)<br />Social Media Usage Among Teens<br />
  5. 5. Competence<br />Confidence<br />Connection<br />Character<br />Caring<br />Positive Youth Development (PYD)“Five Cs”<br />
  6. 6. Focus on the impact of relationships on youth development including:<br /> 1. Mutual engagement<br />2. Authenticity<br /> 3. Empowerment<br />4. Conflict tolerance<br />Relational-Cultural Theory (RCT)<br />
  7. 7. Based on the PYD “Five Cs” and the RCT<br />Set up in 3 Sections:<br />Explore<br />Share<br />Act<br />GenerationPulse<br />
  8. 8. Involve Youth<br />Ask for feedback<br />Keep accessible and sustainable<br />Be flexible and creative<br />Keep it interactive<br />Personalize<br />Lessons Learned<br />
  9. 9. Liang, B., Commins, M., & Duffy, N. (2010). Using Social Media to Engage Youth:Education, Social Justice, & Humanitarianism. Prevention Researcher, 17(5), 13-16. Retrieved from EBSCOhost.<br />Bibliography<br />

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