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ERIC Number: EJ909132
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2010
Pages: 4
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 17
ISBN: N/A
ISSN: ISSN-1086-4385
Using Social Media to Engage Youth: Education, Social Justice, & Humanitarianism
Liang, Belle; Commins, Meghan; Duffy, Nicole
Prevention Researcher, v17 n5 p13-16 2010
While youth typically turn to social media for gossip, photo sharing, and friendship building, can it also be used to inspire them toward greater goals? The creators of GenerationPulse.com explore how two theories salient to adolescent social development (positive youth development and relational health) were used to shape a social media website designed to engage youth in social justice projects. They conclude their article with a number of "lessons learned" based on their five years of experience with GenerationPulse.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
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Language: English
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