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Is social media bad for you?

Whenever I turn on the TV, read articles from my favourite news outlets or switch on the radio, I am constantly reminded that social networking sites are villains and us, the public are being drained of personal information, positive wellbeing and internal prosperity. Much research concerns itself with the impact social media platforms have on…

The start of my PhD journey

In today’s ever most networking society, we have a generation of pupils that are not only part of the digital age but also the sub discipline of social media. The ubiquity of social media including Facebook and Twitter is no more apparent than in the education industry (see Tess, 2013). The past five years has…

Why Twitter belongs in the classroom…

Parents. who have tried to pry their teenager’s smartphone away at bedtime know that social media can ravage the emotional lives of young people. Children and teens who use social media heavily are more likely to experience anxiety and depression, sleep poorly and express concerns about their body image. As a high school history teacher, I’ve observed how social media create digital distractions in…