New study examines the evidence on youth violence in social media

Alison Grodzinski Media/News 8 Comments

A new study from Dr. Desmond Patton at the University of Michigan School of Social Work was just published that demonstrates that youth violence, including bullying, gang violence, and self-directed violence, increasingly occurs in the online space.   The research team reviewed over 56 articles published between 2001 and 2013 on youth violence and online social media and found that  while …

Does Social Media Perpetuate Youth Violence?

Brittany Bostic Blog Posts 12 Comments

By: Brittany Bostic, YES Research Assistant Social Media is a huge part of the lives of everyday Americans, and there is growing evidence to support the role that social media plays in youth violence, both directly and indirectly. Very similar to the recent cyber bullying phenomenon, Twitter, Facebook, and YouTube have become a platform for youth violence. ABC News  covered …!/img/httpImage/image.jpg_gen/derivatives/landscape_635/alg-gang-twitter-jpg.jpg

“Internet Banging” – Co-opting Social Media for Gang-Related Violent Activities

etsaia Blog Posts, HBHE 680 30 Comments

Despite a myriad of preventative strategies ranging from increased police presence to community-based youth interventions, gang membership has continued to rise in the United States. This is an obvious concern as gangs and gang-related activities contribute significantly to violent crime rates (accounting for 48% of the total crime rate). While some attempts have indeed proved to be successful in curbing …

Like My Suicide Status

dwholman Blog Posts, HBHE 680 6 Comments

According to the American Academy of Pediatrics, social networking websites are the most common activities for today’s youth. So many teenagers and young adults are on social networking sites such as Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram posting intimate parts of their lives for all of the friends to see. From pictures of the night before or written updates, social networks serve …