NetworkEDGE 25 February 2015 – Sonia Livingstone on developing social media literacy

Presentor: Sonia Livingstone

Event: NetworkEDGE seminar - 02/25/2015

NetworkEDGE seminar at the LSE by Sonia Livingstone, February 2015.

Drawing on cross-national interviews and informed by the tradition of research on media literacy, Sonia Livingstone discusses the idea of social media literacy. The empirical material reveals a social developmental pathway by which children learn to interpret and engage with the technological and textual affordances and social dimensions of SNSs in determining what is risky and why. In addition, their changing orientation to social networking online (and offline) appears to be shaped by their changing peer and parental relations, and has implications for their perceptions of risk of harm.

Developing social media literacy


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