In this presentation, I will explore the psychological impact of Social media, especially the function of liking on Facebook, on teenagers between the age of 13-18. I will also discuss about ideas for a future classroom application.
Digital Wellness-Social media, especially, the "likes" function on facebook is having a psychological (mental/emotional) effect on young teens. In the New York Times article, Rules for Social Media by Devorah Heitner, the author mentioned, "...the pleasure centers in teenagers' brains respond to the reward of getting "likes" on Instagram exactly as they do to the thoughts of sex or money." All of the pictures are related above because as teens' are thrilled by seeing money and sweets, so they are by many likes on their pages.
We want students to understand that social-networking can be used in a positive way. Though we want them to be aware of the dangers of its use, we want students know that you can use social media to help your community, to be a game-changer in our technology-driven world!
Teens can learn about the industry of film making. For many teens' that use instagram and social media, they will see clips and links to Youtube. Why not combine the film making industry and Youtube together?
Students' can learn about video editing, graphic design, stage design, what do viewers want to watch, what makes a movie worth watching?
Every teenager knows about texting "lingo" or language. Though the concept of abbreviating what one has to say is not fundamentally wrong, researchers have found that for some teens' this spills over into their academics.
Yet, teachers could try using this to their advantage. Why not incorporate texting lingo into assignments? But using it show when it is appropriate and when its' not. This would help student to build professional, social networking skills.
Students' can learn how write professionally in the online world.