• December 2012/January 2013
  • Vol. 13, No. 11

Spotlight on Social Media

With the growing use of social media in the child welfare field, this month's Spotlight section highlights social media strategy and policy suggestions from the NRC for Child Welfare Data and Technology, a framework for developing social media privacy guidelines, and research on teen perceptions of social media's effect on their well-being.

  • Social Media Use in Child Welfare
    By Julie Ohm Chang, M.S., Project Manager, National Resource Center for Child Welfare Data and Technology Social media isn't a trend. It's now a principal way that people share information and...

  • Impact of Social Media on Teens' Well-Being
    A report by Common Sense Media's Program for the Study of Children and Media presents data from a quantitative study focused on understanding American teens' perception of social media. The study...

  • Digital Media and Drop-In Centers for Youth
    Drop-in centers for homeless youth offer an opportunity to provide exposure to and instruction in communications technology for this population. A recent article in the Children and Youth Services...

  • Framework for Social Media Privacy Guidelines
    More than 90 percent of U.S. teenagers have access to the Internet, and roughly 73 percent of those teens use social media networks. Undoubtedly, youth in foster care are among that 73 percent....