Cyber Citizenship and Emotional Wellness
This project builds on continuing work shared between ECL and the Georgia Tech Research Institute. Teens and young children are spending an increasing percentage of their time connecting, learning, and socializing through digital platforms. With this increase use and integration of online community and online activity into their everyday life, how are these populations dealing with online issues that impact their offline social and emotional well-being? Issues like cyberbullying, hypersexualization, and physical attribute ideation can have serious impacts to an individual's social and emotional health. How can social technologies be used to meaningfully address these issues?
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