Family Social Media Usage

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Module 05 Content

  1. In the lecture for this module, we read this study from the American Academy of Pediatrics (2011): http://pediatrics.aappublications.org/content/127/4/800.full.pdf.


    800.full.pdf



    The site demonstrates some of the issues inherent in social media and its effect on children, adolescents, and families, and it gives guidance on the risks and benefits, cyber-bullying, online harassment, sexting, and privacy concerns.


    After reading the recommendations or doing your own search on general recommendations about the use of social media (if the link above does not work, definitely do your own search), write a minimum 3 page paper that includes:
    • Benefits and risks of using social media
    • One specific topic you find applicable or interesting (e.g. cyber-bullying)
    • A brief analysis of your family social media usage / a hypothetical family's social media usage.
    • Be sure to include the source(s) you used and submit an APA formatted reference page. Submit your completed assignment by following the directions linked below.


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