It's Complicated

The Social Lives of Networked Teens

Author: danah boyd

Publisher: Yale University Press

ISBN: 0300166435

Category: Social Science

Page: 281

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What is new about how teenagers communicate through services such as Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram? Do social media affect the quality of teens’ lives? In this eye-opening book, youth culture and technology expert danah boyd uncovers some of the major myths regarding teens' use of social media. She explores tropes about identity, privacy, safety, danger, and bullying. Ultimately, boyd argues that society fails young people when paternalism and protectionism hinder teenagers’ ability to become informed, thoughtful, and engaged citizens through their online interactions. Yet despite an environment of rampant fear-mongering, boyd finds that teens often find ways to engage and to develop a sense of identity. Boyd’s conclusions are essential reading not only for parents, teachers, and others who work with teens but also for anyone interested in the impact of emerging technologies on society, culture, and commerce in years to come. Offering insights gleaned from more than a decade of original fieldwork interviewing teenagers across the United States, boyd concludes reassuringly that the kids are all right. At the same time, she acknowledges that coming to terms with life in a networked era is not easy or obvious. In a technologically mediated world, life is bound to be complicated.
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Sharing our Lives Online

Risks and Exposure in Social Media

Author: David R. Brake

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 1137312718

Category: Social Science

Page: 193

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Why do we share so much about our lives on social media when we often have little idea who might be reading or viewing? David R. Brake examines the causes and consequences of moving towards a radically open society.
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Understanding Child and Adolescent Grief

Supporting Loss and Facilitating Growth

Author: Carrie Arnold

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1351673580

Category: Psychology

Page: 224

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Understanding Child and Adolescent Grief incorporates theory, clinical applications, case studies, and current research on contemporary models of grief pertaining to children and adolescents. The integration of developmental perspectives, attachment theory, and neurobiological implications provides a thorough summary of the many factors that can affect a child's growth and development, and the subsequent influence on grief expression. Chapters explore relevant social topics rarely addressed in other texts, such as the death of African American men, suicide among Aboriginal youth in Canada, death/suicide among LGBTQ youth and social media's influence. Also included are practical tips for helping professionals who want to better understand how grief and loss affect children and teens, as well as a meditation guide that provides concrete opportunities for growth and healing.
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Social Media: A Reference Handbook

A Reference Handbook

Author: Kelli S. Burns

Publisher: ABC-CLIO

ISBN: 1440843562

Category: Computers

Page: 398

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Social media is arguably one of the most powerful technology-enabled innovations since the Internet itself. This single-volume book provides a broad and easily understandable discussion of the evolution of social media; related problems and controversies, especially for youth; key people and organizations; and useful social media data. • Provides readers with a clearly written overview of the impacts of social media worldwide that highlights key people and companies in the development of social media • Presents up-to-date information on the range of problems related to social media and presents potential solutions • Offers a variety of voices from social media experts, supplying perspectives from creators to users
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Supporting Bereaved Students at School

Author: Jacqueline A. Brown,Shane R. Jimerson

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 019066987X

Category: Psychology

Page: 336

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Supporting Bereaved Students at School provides educational professionals with essential information to support bereaved students. The book specifically targets helping children and adolescents cope with their emotional, physical, and social reactions during the period of grief, lasting for months or years, following a significant death in their lives. Chapters focus on foundational knowledge and offer a range of evidence-based intervention strategies, integrating school-based best practices throughout. This contemporary and informative guide provides tools that can be easily integrated into daily practice and will be especially useful for school-based professionals and graduate students in the fields of school psychology, school counseling, school social work, and clinical child psychology.
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Hivemind

The New Science of Tribalism in Our Divided World

Author: Sarah Rose Cavanagh

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 1409194337

Category: Psychology

Page: 304

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Cavanagh brings you along on her journey through an exquisite collection of scholarly knowledge and empirical insight to ground both your mind and your gut. From zombies to bees, moral panics to conspiracy theories, Hivemind mixes the dark with the light to help readers find a path through a very destabilizing present' - Danah Boyd, author of It's Complicated: The Social Lives of Networked Teens 'This fascinating book guides us through the nuanced landscape of why we think and behave the way we do-online and off-and offers a much-needed vision for how we can find our way back from the edge' - Scott Barry Kaufman, Psychologist at Columbia University and co-author of Wired to Create 'Hivemind provides a fascinating tour of research that reveals our social nature, for good and for bad. Cavanagh is a natural teacher whose enthusiasm for psychology shines through on every page. Whether you're looking to have healthier technology habits, develop better relationships with others, or address societal challenges, this book will give you food for thought and wisdom to take action' - Kelly McGonigal, author of The Joy of Movement and The Willpower Instinct +++ Hivemind: A collective consciousness in which we share consensus thoughts, emotions, and opinions; a phenomenon whereby a group of people function as if with a single mind. Our views of the world are shaped by the stories told by our self-selected communities. Whether seeking out groups that share our tastes, our faith, our heritage, or other interests, since the dawn of time we have taken comfort in defining ourselves through our social groups. But what happens when we only socialize with our chosen group, to the point that we lose the ability to connect to people who don't share our passions? What happens when our tribes merely confirm our world view, rather than expand it? Leading a narrative journey from the site of the Charlottesville riots to the boardrooms of Facebook, considering such diverse topics as zombies, neuroscience, and honeybees, psychologist and emotion regulation specialist Sarah Rose Cavanagh leaves no stone unturned in her quest to understand how social technology is reshaping the way we socialize. It's not possible to turn back the clocks, and Cavanagh argues that there's no need to; instead, she presents a fully examined and thoughtful call to cut through our online tribalism, dial back our moral panic about screens and mental health, and shore up our sense of community. With compelling storytelling and shocking research, Hivemind is a must-read for anyone hoping to make sense of the dissonance around us.
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Sexting

Gender and Teens

Author: Judith Davidson

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 9462098514

Category: Education

Page: 132

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Sexting: Gender and Teens provides a close-up look into the intimate and gendered world of teens and those who live with and work with them. The author draws upon interviews with teens, parents and caregivers, and many others who work with teens from teachers and youth workers to principals and police, we learn how the new digital world is still permeated by beliefs and patterns of earlier patriarchal structures. This three state study reveals there are significant gendered differences among teens in their perspectives on sexting, and these differences have implications for how to respond to the issue of teen sexting. Adults, too, demonstrate gendered differences in their views on teen sexting, and these differences have an important impact on the shaping of youth views about gender and sexuality. As one mother said, “Girls set the pace, and boys notch the bedpost.” Some key findings include: • The human curriculum of sexuality is both conserving and adapting, and these two impulses are always interacting. • We are in the midst of social and technological changes that have vast implications for all of our cultural notions, including sexuality. • Regarding sexting: Adults are pointing fingers in many directions and leaving adolescents to fend for themselves. This compelling account—presented through the words of participants—provides a vivid introduction to hands-on social research that will be of interest to those in gender and women’s studies as well as the broader disciplines that touch upon these concerns, such as sociology, education, psychology, media studies, criminal justice, and other fields. Sure to spark strong opinions and discussion, the book offers opportunities for sustained engagement with topics of critical interest to today’s digital world. Judith Davidson, Ph.D., is an associate professor in the Graduate School of Education at University of Massachusetts–Lowell, where she teaches qualitative research methods. As a methodologist, she is particularly interested in the use of digital tools in qualitative research and working with research design for complex projects. She is a co-founder of the cross-campus Qualitative Research Network and has overseen numerous qualitative research dissertations, both activities that allow her to enjoy coaching qualitative research. She has consulted and worked on qualitative research projects in diverse areas from sexting to technology integration in K-12 schools.
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Informatics and Management Science III

Author: Wenjiang Du

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 1447147901

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 792

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The International Conference on Informatics and Management Science (IMS) 2012 will be held on November 16-19, 2012, in Chongqing, China, which is organized by Chongqing Normal University, Chongqing University, Shanghai Jiao Tong University, Nanyang Technological University, University of Michigan, Chongqing University of Arts and Sciences, and sponsored by National Natural Science Foundation of China (NSFC). The objective of IMS 2012 is to facilitate an exchange of information on best practices for the latest research advances in a range of areas. Informatics and Management Science contains over 600 contributions to suggest and inspire solutions and methods drawing from multiple disciplines including: Computer Science Communications and Electrical Engineering Management Science Service Science Business Intelligence
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How to Connect with Your iTeen

A Parenting Road Map

Author: Susan Morris Shaffer,Linda Perlman Gordon

Publisher: McGraw Hill Professional

ISBN: 007182412X

Category: Family & Relationships

Page: 304

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Bullying, gangs, social media, smartphones, reality TV . . . meet the real-life firewall for keeping teens safe How To Connect With Your iTeen is the lifeline every Twenty-First century parent or educator needs. This realistic guide shows adults how to reopen communication with “silent” teenage boys and cut through the drama of teenage girls. Written in clear, straightforward language, it offers successful techniques for navigating everything from socially complex issues surrounding sexting and bullying to such everyday challenges around school and homework. This evidence-based guide equips you with: Effective strategies to nurture and develop the 6 essential characteristics teens need to become productive and successful adults—no matter how they define success Dependable ways to maintain authority and stay emotionally connected to teens in a world of longer work hours, interrupted conversations, and planned activities Reliable methods for keeping teens safe and protecting their privacy
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Unitas--building Healing Communities for Children

Author: Edward P. Eismann

Publisher: Fordham Univ Press

ISBN: 9780823216864

Category: Medical

Page: 214

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Unitas is an outreach therapeutic program serving Hispanic and African American children in the South Bronx. To achieve what Unitas calls the healing of the child's "brokenness", the program has created a network of symbolic families composed of children and teenagers living in the same neighborhoods. The teenagers play the roles of symbolic and surrogate parents and become the caretakers and, indeed, therapists of the younger children. Dr. Edward Eismann, founder and director of Unitas, provides the reader with a rich, firsthand account of how he went about mobilizing the youth who would later become the core of his successful program. He also offers some of the ideas in the social sciences and therapeutic literature which influenced the shaping of Unitas. A series of training modules is included for persons interested in replicating this type of social program.
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