Adolescent social media -- Medical perspective

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The Internet and its context
-- For teens
-- For adults
Erikson’s Stages of Development
Social Media
-- Benefits
-- Risks
Recommendations

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Adolescent social media -- Medical perspective

  1. 1. Teen Text/Tech Talk:Adolescent Social Media and Beyond Clinton Pong, M.D. PGY-2 Family Medicine Tufts/Cambridge Health Alliance http://smthree.wordpress.com/2011/11/15/why-do-we-use-social-media/
  2. 2. Objectives• The Internet and its context – For teens http://www.luborp.com/2011/03/ who-will-own-enterprise-social-media.html – For adults• Erikson’s Stages of Development – Board relevant!• Social Media – Benefits – Risks• Recommendations
  3. 3. Where were you when you first heard about…• Smart Phones • Pagers• Google • Cell Phones• Friendster • Gopher• MySpace • Yahoo!• Facebook • America Online• LinkedIn• Club Penguin
  4. 4. Internet Timeline ! 19 year olds are born!www.siliconvalleyhistorical.org/home/internet_timeline
  5. 5. Internet Timeline ! 13 year olds are born!www.siliconvalleyhistorical.org/home/internet_timeline
  6. 6. Internet Timelinewww.siliconvalleyhistorical.org/home/internet_timeline
  7. 7. Teens are Children of the Internet• Hook: The Internet was a growing phenomenon – Now it IS a lifestyle• Line: Put yourself in the shoes of a child – With UNRESTRICTED ACCESS to the world – Where You and Your friends can go unsupervised• Sinker: What are the consequences of this? – Cyberbullying – Sexting – Facebook Depression – Internet addiction – Sleep deprivation
  8. 8. Benefits to Social Media• Socializing and • Enhanced learning Communication – Group projects – Charity, Community, – Collaborations Volunteer work • Accessing Health info – Artist/Musical – ? Re: STI, stress and community depression – Blogs, podcasts, videos – Support groups for teens & gaming with chronic medical – Worldly meetings illnesses – Fostering self-identity – Compliance: med & appt and unique social skills reminders
  9. 9. Eric Erikson’s Stages of Development • School-Age • Industry vs Inferiority • Adolescent • Identity vs Role • Young Adult Confusion • Intimacy vs Isolation The internet affords anindependence to teenagers that I don’t think we’ve I think its old teenage culture in a new wrapper. When seen since the invention of you looked at kids in the 70s ,80s, 90s, their lockers the car. [were] covered in pictures. … its all part of that identity work, where theyre reflecting back to themselves who they think they are. … about what high school was supposed to look like. -- C.J. Pascoe, sociologist http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/pages/frontline/kidsonline/interviews/pascoe.html? utm_campaign=videoplayer&utm_medium=fullplayer&utm_source=relatedlink#1
  10. 10. Texting Older teen girls Older teen girls Half of teens send average average 1500 texts/month 3000/month 3000/month1 in 3 send more than Youngest teen boys Youngest teen boys 3,000 texts/month average 600/month average 600/month http://pewinternet.org/Reports/2011/Teens-and-social-media.aspx http://aappolicy.aappublications.org/cgi/content/full/pediatrics;127/4/800
  11. 11. • Text messaging is the • FOMO primary way teens – Fear of Missing Out reach their friends, far • FODO above: – Fear of Dragging On – Face-to-face contact – Email – IM – Voice calling
  12. 12. 93% use Facebook24% use MySpace 12% use Twitter 0% use LinkedIn Mashable Infographics Research by @stephmbuck Infographic Design by @nick_sigler http://pewinternet.org/Reports/2011/Teens-and-social-media.aspx http://aappolicy.aappublications.org/cgi/content/full/pediatrics;127/4/800
  13. 13. Who is “too young?”• 13 years is the minimum age for most social media sites – Age set by Congress in the Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act (COPPA) – Prohibits websites from collecting info on kids <13• 95% of parents of 10 y/o were aware• 78% helped their children create the account http://www.dreamsystemsmedia.com/blog/index.php/social-media-statistics-of-the-day/? http://adage.com/article/adagestat/stats-day-50-social-media-stats-kickstart-slide-deck/231093/ http://www.cnn.com/2011/11/01/tech/social-media/underage-facebook-parents-study/index.html
  14. 14. Sexts • Ages 12-17 – Only 2% have sent – 18% have received • 21% of 16-17 y/o • 6% of 12-13 y/o • Ages 18-29 “There’s a zeitgeist in America socially that – 17% suggests that sexting is something that’s really • Ages 30-49 prevalent… it happens, but the likelihood of it – 5% happening to any given person is pretty low.”http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3588/3512680235_4382cb78ff.jpg http://pewinternet.org/Media-Mentions/2011/Sending-of-Sexual-Images-by-Minors-Isnt-a http://pewinternet.org/Presentations/2011/Dec/COSN.aspx
  15. 15. Cyberbullying aka “dramas” http://pewinternet.org/Presentations/2011/Dec/COSN.aspx
  16. 16. Who is the Expert on Social Media?Who will best address issues like cyberbullying, sexting, and facebook depression?
  17. 17. Parents and their Kids http://pewinternet.org/Presentations/2011/Dec/COSN.aspx
  18. 18. References• Madden, M. Teens, Social Network Sites & Mobile Phones: What the research is telling us. 12/5/2011. – http://pewinternet.org/Presentations/2011/Dec/COSN.aspx• O’Connor. Sending of Sexual Images by Minors Isn’t as Prevalent as Expected. New York Times. – http://pewinternet.org/Media-Mentions/2011/Sending-of-Sexual-Images-by-Minors-Isnt-as- Prevalent-as-Expected.aspx• Lenhart, A., et al. Teens, Kindness and Cruelty on Social Network Sites. 11/9/2011. – http://pewinternet.org/Reports/2011/Teens-and-social-media.aspx• OKeeffe, G et al. The Impact of Social Media on Children, Adolescents, and Families. PEDIATRICS Vol. 127 No. 4 April 2011, pp. 800-804 – http://aappolicy.aappublications.org/cgi/content/full/pediatrics;127/4/800• Boyd, D. Why parents help their children lie to Facebook about age: Unintended consequences of the ‘COPPA’. – http://www.uic.edu/htbin/cgiwrap/bin/ojs/index.php/fm/article/view/3850/3075• www.siliconvalleyhistorical.org/home/internet_timeline

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