Children and Social Media
Thursday, Dec. 06, 2012
How much do we know about online behavior by children?
Little is known about children and social media, according to a recent study. The lack of information is not necessarily because kids aren’t using social sites, but because studying their online behavior is a real challenge.
Deborah Fields of Utah State University’s Instructional Technology and Learning Sciences Department teamed up with fellow researcher Sara Grimes of the Information School at the University of Toronto to report on kids and how they use social media.
Their report was produced for the Joan Ganz Cooney Center at Sesame Workshop, an independent, non-profit research center, with the support of Cisco Systems and the Digital Media and Learning Hub at the University of California.
Since its publication, the study has been featured in the Huffington Post, The Digital Shift, edSurge news and Kidzania Journal. It also appears in the Barking Robot, KQED's Mind Shift and Education Week's Digital Education blogs.
Here's an excerpt from their post on the Joan Gantz Cooney Center blog:
The full text of the study is available on the Cooney Center website.
Contact: Deborah Fields, 435-797-057, firstname.lastname@example.org
Writer: JoLynne Lyon, USU Emma Eccles Jones College of Education and Human Services, 435-797-1463