Presenter Information

Kerri Doble, Lesley UniversityFollow

Author Type

Graduate Student

Location

U-Hall 2-078 or Atrium

Start Date

28-3-2018 12:10 PM

End Date

28-3-2018 1:00 PM

Presentation Type

Poster

Abstract

The fact that social media plays a prominent role in many lives today led me to ask the question: how does digital stress from social media use influence adolescent relationships? This research question was formulated out of concern that the shifting norms related to social media use may impact identity formation and a teens search for belonging, potentially stalling development. Taking the perspective that if we lead by example, we will help them lead, my aim is to share information with adults involved in the lives of teens to promote the modeling of healthy social media behavior. My creation of a presentation for this specific adult target audience was preceded by research and discovery through review of prior works from experts in the fields of adolescent development, education, and social media. In addition, interview, observation, and survey methods are part of my project. I view the presentation of my findings as the beginning of a conversation to raise awareness. Learning self-care and compassion can awaken an individual to not only make more positive choices for him or herself, but also to become a strong and benevolent leader capable of improving the lives of others.

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Social Media's Influence on Adolescent Identity

U-Hall 2-078 or Atrium

The fact that social media plays a prominent role in many lives today led me to ask the question: how does digital stress from social media use influence adolescent relationships? This research question was formulated out of concern that the shifting norms related to social media use may impact identity formation and a teens search for belonging, potentially stalling development. Taking the perspective that if we lead by example, we will help them lead, my aim is to share information with adults involved in the lives of teens to promote the modeling of healthy social media behavior. My creation of a presentation for this specific adult target audience was preceded by research and discovery through review of prior works from experts in the fields of adolescent development, education, and social media. In addition, interview, observation, and survey methods are part of my project. I view the presentation of my findings as the beginning of a conversation to raise awareness. Learning self-care and compassion can awaken an individual to not only make more positive choices for him or herself, but also to become a strong and benevolent leader capable of improving the lives of others.