Presenter Information

Kalyn Anderson

Date

8-23-2021

Faculty Sponsor

Patrice DeLeon

Abstract / Description

Social media is everywhere and no matter what, we will hear about it every day. Whether we see it or not, adolescent use of social media can be very triggering or uncomfortable for young minds. Adolescents use social media differently other than watching the news or school, which can lead to dark places on the internet. This senior-level internship experience has brought attention to the dark sides of social media that children can experience, especially those a part of the LGBTQ community. The CREW program encourages adolescents to use social media in ways that promote happiness and positivity instead of causing stress. CREW also offers life skills that work for each individual and allows them to express themselves.

Academic Department

Healthcare Studies

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Social Media Effects on LGBT Youth: Learning How to Navigate Social Media Productively and Effectively

Social media is everywhere and no matter what, we will hear about it every day. Whether we see it or not, adolescent use of social media can be very triggering or uncomfortable for young minds. Adolescents use social media differently other than watching the news or school, which can lead to dark places on the internet. This senior-level internship experience has brought attention to the dark sides of social media that children can experience, especially those a part of the LGBTQ community. The CREW program encourages adolescents to use social media in ways that promote happiness and positivity instead of causing stress. CREW also offers life skills that work for each individual and allows them to express themselves.

 

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