Wednesday, January 11, 2012

Seeing Social Media More as Portal Than as Pitfall

Perri Klass, MD, The New York Times, Jan. 9, 2012

From the article: "The telephone provoked many of the same worries that more recently have been expressed about online social media…Indeed, much of the early research — and many of the early pronouncements — on social media seemed calculated to make parents terrified of an emerging technology that many of them did not understand as well as their children did…scientists are now turning to a more nuanced understanding of this new world. Many have started to approach social media as an integral, if risky, part of adolescence, perhaps not unlike driving." Read more

See Also
Gwenn Schurgin O'Keeffe, MD and Kathleen Clarke-Pearson, MD, Council on Communications and Media, American Academy of Pediatrics, Vol. 127 No. 4 April 1, 2011

Reducing At-risk Adolescents' Display of Risk Behavior on a Social Networking Web Site: A Randomized Controlled Pilot Intervention Trial
Moreno MA, Vanderstoep A, Parks MR, Zimmerman FJ, Kurth A, Christakis DA, MSEd, Department of Pediatrics, University of Wisconsin-Madison, Archives of Pediatrics & Adolescent Medicine, 2009 Jan;163(1):35-41.