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Tech on Tap: The Effects of Social Media on Teenagers with Dr. Kristin Drogos
Wednesday, May 4, 2016
7 p.m. - 8 p.m. Location: BJ’s Restaurant & Brewhouse 1101 N Central Expy, Plano, TX 75075

Recent data suggest that the American teenager spends roughly 9 hours with screen media each day. Of this time, teens devote a little more than an hour a day to social media use.  As with any media consumption, time spent on social media may affect adolescent development.  Given the ever-changing world of social media and the ever-increasing body of knowledge about teenager development, determining the impact of social media on teens can be a challenge. Enter Kristin Drogos, an assistant professor of Emerging Media and Communication, whose research focuses on the role of media in the socialization of youth.

In this talk, Dr. Drogos will discuss the latest research on the effects of social media on adolescents and their development. She will cover anti-social effects such as social aggression, as well as prosocial effects such as identity development and relationship maintenance. So come get the scoop on why teens love social media and how their time spent with social media may impact them. 

Contact Info:
Beth Keithly, 972-883-4568
Questions? Email me.

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