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  1. 1. The Psychological Effects of Internet Socializing and Cyber Bullying on Teenagers Jessica Weber November 11, 2008
  2. 2. Client <ul><li>My client is a single parent who wants to keep her children safe while she is away at work. </li></ul><ul><li>Interview and direction </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Her teenagers are home alone, exploring social networks and making connections. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>She want to know what type of information and social connections they are making? </li></ul></ul><ul><li>She and other concerned mothers have gotten together, to find out the psychological effects of Social sites and Cyber bullying on their children. </li></ul>
  3. 3. Facet Analysis- Original & Revised <ul><li>Original </li></ul><ul><li>Facet </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Internet usage teenagers safety </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Websites youths protection </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Internet/online adolescents security </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Social networks children bullying </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Online filters teenagers / adolescent </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Revised </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Internet and adolescents or teenagers and safety or bullying </li></ul></ul>
  4. 4. Initial Search Strategy <ul><li>I started with the premise of the use of the internet by children and how to keep them safe. </li></ul><ul><li>Combination of keywords and subject terms </li></ul><ul><li>Used controlled vocabulary and the thesaurus of databases </li></ul><ul><li>Boolean searching </li></ul><ul><li>Flexible with terms because it is a new twist on an old problem </li></ul><ul><li>Pearl Growing </li></ul>
  5. 5. Database Selection <ul><li>This subject deals with the interaction of users and technology on a certain age group so I started with psychological databases. </li></ul><ul><li>I Chose EBSCO because they had 5 relevant databases for my search through 1 vendor </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Academic Search Premier </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Child Development & Adolescent Studies </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>ERIC </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>PsychArticles </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>PsychInfo </li></ul></ul>
  6. 6. Controlled Vocabulary and Natural Language <ul><li>I began searching with the terms internet and teenagers and safety in all databases </li></ul><ul><li>I used a general key word search to pearl grow subjects. </li></ul><ul><li>Thesauri usage consisted of: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>internet and websites as a descriptor/subject term </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>The second terms were teenagers, children, boys and/or adolescents as a descriptor, subject term, or keyword in the other search field </li></ul></ul>
  7. 7. Modification of Search Strategy <ul><li>I reconnected with the client to evaluate the initial results </li></ul><ul><ul><li>I was on the right tract but she wanted more information on bullying pertaining to the internet. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>With this new information new terms were added to the search strategy. </li></ul></ul><ul><li>I refined the searching process by adding the new term cyber bullying/bullying and educational databases </li></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Many of the authoritative works on internet and teenagers are rather current </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>This brought up more results dealing with students and schools responsibility and to help council and protect students. </li></ul></ul></ul>
  8. 8. What worked / what did not work <ul><li>Helpful strategies </li></ul><ul><li>Boolean </li></ul><ul><li>Flexible search techniques (subject and keyword) </li></ul><ul><li>Researching databases before searching </li></ul><ul><li>Controlled vocabulary </li></ul><ul><li>Limitations </li></ul><ul><li>Focusing too much on specifics </li></ul><ul><li>Lack of organizing search results </li></ul><ul><li>Limited time with client </li></ul>
  9. 9. Conclusion/Client Recommendations <ul><li>Use the bibliography as a jumping-off point </li></ul><ul><li>Pearl-grow from the lists of resources following the articles and in the appendices of the books to get additional information </li></ul><ul><li>Ask son’s teachers for suggested reading lists they recommend on the topic </li></ul>
  10. 10. What Did I Learn From This Assignment? <ul><li>It’s important to make sure you really understand the question your client is asking and his or her expectations for materials </li></ul><ul><li>You should circle back to your client after you get your initial batch of results to be sure you are on track </li></ul><ul><li>There is more and more information on how teenagers are psychologically impacted by the internet. </li></ul>
  11. 11. Advice for Other Online Searchers <ul><li>ALWAYS check the thesauri before searching a database to see what terms are used for your topic </li></ul><ul><li>PEARL-GROW! The descriptors listed for articles will lead you to terms you may not have thought of before </li></ul><ul><li>Use limiters if they make sense, not just because they’re there… be mindful of your topic and client </li></ul>
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