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Presentation as part of a workshop for Kansas State 4-H Focus Team

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  • Pew Study Pew Internet’s Teens and Mobile Phones, April 2010. Joint study with the University of Michigan, available at pewinternet.org.
  • Lenhart et al., 2007, Pew Internet and American Life Project 
  • Among teens, cell phone ownership jumps at 13, and then steadily increases with age31% of 8-10 year-olds own a cell phone; 17% have a laptop; 65% have a handheld gaming deviceAfrican-American and Hispanic youth spend more time consuming media, particularly on cell phones

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  • 1. Using Social Media as an Extension Professional Working with Youth
    Rock Springs 4-H Center, Kansas State, April 1, 2011
    Anne Mims Adrian, PhD
    Twitter.com/aafromaa Slideshare.net/aafromaa anne.adrian@extension.org blog.anneadrian.com
  • 2. 2
  • 3. Questions/ Suggestions
    The questions and suggestions for the workshop are in this Google Doc.
    Feel free to comment and build on the questions in the document.
    https://docs.google.com/document/d/1jOUhujo5TUdTt2kGTTBmnpJ70nDpJduBx2ASbaR_8xM/edit?hl=en#
  • 4. 4
    Teens use of the Internet, Mobile Phones, and Social Networks
  • 5. Teens lead use of the Internet
    Teen data Sept 2009; Adult data Nov 2010
    Pew Internet’s Teens and Mobile Phones, April 2010 Joint study with the University of Michigan
  • 6. Gen Y outnumber Baby Boomers.
    96% of them have joined social networks.
    flickr.com/photos/vermininc/3070779130/
  • 7. Youth Online Participation
    64% of teenage Internet users engage in online content creation and that 28% have created an online journal or blog.
  • 8. Digital divide
    Teen Internet access is highest among teens with…
    • White parents
    • 9. College-educated parents
    • 10. Annual household incomes above $50,000
  • Digital divide
    High-speed (broadband) access in the home is also most common in white, highly educated and more affluent households
  • 11. Digital divide
    High-speed connection means greater overall engagement in online activities, particularly activities like social media.
  • 12. Teen cell phone use on the rise
    Teen data Sept 2009; Adult data Nov 2010
    Pew Internet’s Teens and Mobile Phones, April 2010 Joint study with the University of Michigan
  • 13. Teen cell phone use varies by age
    31% of 8-10 year-olds have a cell phone January 2010 Kaiser Family Foundation kff.org
  • 14. Teens and young adults are the heaviest SNS users
    Among teens, girls are no more likely than boys to use SNS.
    Among adults, women use SNS at higher rates than men.
    Teen data Sept 2009; Adult data Nov 2010
    Pew Internet’s Teens and Mobile Phones, April 2010 Joint study with the University of Michigan
  • 15. Teens: Twitter is less popular than SNS
    THE BIEBER EFFECT?
    14-17 year-old girls are the heaviest teen Twitter users.
    13% of this group use Twitter, compared with 7% of boys the same age.
    Teen data Sept 2009; Adult data Nov 2010
    Pew Internet’s Teens and Mobile Phones, April 2010 Joint study with the University of Michigan
  • 16. Texting increasing other communications use remains stable
    From 2006 to 2009, daily use:
    Texting increased 27% to 54%
    Call on land line cell phones
    Social networking
    Instant messaging
    Email
    Talk face-to-face
    Remain the same or decreased
  • 17. On SNs, a girl’s image is not always what it seems.
    74% of girls agree that “most girls my age use social networking sites to make themselves look cooler than they are.”
    Girls downplay several positive characteristics of themselves online, like their intelligence and efforts to be a good influence.
    Girls with low self-esteem are more likely to say their online image doesn’t match their in person image. They are also more likely to report negative experiences on social network sites.
  • 18. Girls have good intentions but don’t always act safe online.
    85% of girls have talked with their parents about safe social networking behavior, but half admit they aren’t as careful as they should be.
    Many girls are concerned about the potential negative consequences of their online behavior and content.
  • 19. Girls’ emotional safety and reputations
    68% of girls have had a negative experience on a social networking site.
  • 20. Upside to social networking
    Better relationships
    56% of girls agree that social networks help them feel closer and more connected to their friends.
    Connections to causes
    52% have gotten involved in causes they care about through a social network.
  • 21. Appropriate use of social media with teens?
    A restrictive policy from Virginia
    www.doe.virginia.gov/boe/meetings/2011/01_jan/agenda_items/item_j.pdf
    Forum discusses Virginia’s policy
    www.edweek.org/forums/education-forums_current-events_should-teachers-text
    A Guide to develop a policy
    www.cosn.org/Portals/7/docs/Web%202.0/CoSN%20AUP%20Guide%20Press%20Release.pdf
  • 22. References
    Salmond, Kimberleeand Purcell , Kristen. Pew Internet’s Teens and Mobile Phones, April 2010. Joint study with the University of Michigan, available at pewinternet.org. Retrieved March 30, 2011
    Joseph Kahne, Nam-Jin Lee, Jessica TimpanyFeezell. The Civic and Political Significance of Online Participatory Cultures among Youth Transitioning to Adulthood http://ypp.dmlcentral.net/sites/all/files/publications/OnlineParticipatoryCultures.WORKINGPAPERS.pdfRetrieved March 30, 2011
    Girl Scout Research Institute’s Who’s That Girl: Image and Social Media Survey, November 2010. Available at girlscouts.org.
    Lenhart et al., 2007, Pew Internet and American Life Project  Retrieved March 30, 2011
  • 23. Comments and Questions
    Anne Adrian
    anne.adrian@extension.org
    Twitter.com/afromaa
    Slideshare.net/aafromaa