Earlier this week, Valerie Steeves (Full Professor) was interviewed on CBC Ottawa Morning about her work how the use of social media by youth effects their connections – with themselves, with others and with nature. Learn more about the study by reading the research summary below and click here to listen to the interview.
In the summer of 2016, a group of youth in a small city in Ontario decided they wanted to explore the ways that their media use effected their sense of well-being. Researchers tracked their experiences before, during and after a week-long media fast. This discussion connects these fascinating findings with the concerns raised by teachers about students’ social media use as part of a 2016 survey conducted by the Canadian Teachers’ Federation and MediaSmarts.