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- Published on 07 February 2014
The Institute for Public Knowledge invites you to join us for a discussion with danah boyd and Dalton Conley on boyd's new book It's Complicated: the social lives of networked teens.
What is new about how teenagers communicate through services such as Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram? Do social media affect the quality of teens’ lives? In this eye-opening book, youth culture and technology expert danah boyd uncovers some of the major myths regarding teens’ use of social media.
She explores tropes about identity, privacy, safety, danger, and bullying. Ultimately, boyd argues that society fails young people when paternalism and protectionism hinder teenagers’ ability to become informed, thoughtful, and engaged citizens through their online interactions. This conversation will be moderated by Eric Klinenberg.
This event will take place on Tuesday, February 18, at 6:30pm at the Arthur L. Carter Journalism Institute.