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Steffens, Bradley

Summary: "Social media can be used for good or for evil. In 2018, organizers of the March for Our Lives used social media to bring roughly 500,000 people to Washington, DC, to peacefully protest against gun violence-a powerful example of how social media can be used for good. But the Capitol insurrection on January 6, 2021 showed just as powerfully how social media can also be used for evil. Behavioral...

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Publisher / Publication Date: ReferencePoint Press 2021

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1 available in Young Adult Non-fiction, Call number: YA 302.23 STE

Acks, Alex

Summary: Confirmation bias is the tendency of people to interpret, remember, and specifically seek out information that confirms beliefs they already have. It's part of how the human brain works. Being aware of its existence and how it can creep into your life is the best defense. A growing feeder of confirmation bias in the modern world is the internet, particularly social media, where it's easy to...

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Publisher / Publication Date: Enslow Publishing 2018

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1 available in Young Adult Non-fiction, Call number: YA 302.23 ACK

Durlofsky, Paula

Summary: "Studies show that the average American is spending more than 10 hours a day in front of their screens... Too often, bad feelings from social media interactions linger, negatively affecting our off-line lives and worsening already present mental health issues. Instead of demonizing social media by taking a one-note, "digital detox" approach, Logged In and Stressed Out recognizes social media is...

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Publisher / Publication Date: Rowman & Littlefield 2020

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 302.231 DUR

Homayoun, Ana

Summary: Todays students face a challenging paradox: the digital tools they need to complete their work are often the source of their biggest distractions. Students can quickly become overwhelmed trying to manage the daily confluence of online interactions with schoolwork, extracurricular activities, and family life. Written by noted author and educator Ana Homayoun, Social Media Wellness is the first...

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Publisher / Publication Date: Corwin 2018

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1 available in Juvenile Parent-Teacher Collection, Call number: JPT 302.2 HOM

Freitas, Donna

Summary: Sexting. Cyberbullying. Narcissism. Social media has become the dominant force in young people's lives, and each day seems to bring another shocking tale of private pictures getting into the wrong hands, or a lament that young people feel compelled to share their each and every thought with the entire world. Have smartphones and social media created a generation of self-obsessed egomaniacs? ...

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Publisher / Publication Date: Oxford University Press 2017

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 004.67 FRE

Tolentino, Jia

Summary: A writer at The New Yorker examines the fractures at the center of contemporary culture. In each essay, Tolentino writes about a cultural prism: the rise of the nightmare social internet; the advent of scamming as the definitive millennial ethos; the literary heroine's journey from brave to blank to bitter; and the punitive dream of optimization, which insists that everything, including our...

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Publisher / Publication Date: Random House 2019

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 973.93 TOL

Stedman, Chris

Summary: It's easy and reflexive to view our online presence as fake, to see the internet as a space we enter when we aren't living our real, offline lives. Yet so much of who we are and what we do now happens online, making it hard to know which parts of our lives are real. IRL, Chris Stedman's personal and searing exploration of authenticity in the digital age, shines a light on how age-old notions of...

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Publisher / Publication Date: Broadleaf Books 2020

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 302.231 STE

Morton, Kati

Summary: "An accessible guide to understand what trauma is, how PTSD is diagnosed, being aware that it can have a late onset, what can happen if it goes untreated--and how social media can be triggering our trauma"--

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Publisher / Publication Date: Hachette Go 2021

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1 available in New Non-fiction, Call number: 616.85 MOR

Alter, Adam L.

Summary: "An urgent and expert investigation into behavioral addiction, the dark flipside of today's unavoidable digital technologies, and how we can turn the tide to regain control. Behavioral addiction may prove to be one of the most important fields of social,medical, and psychological research in our lifetime. The idea that behaviors can be being addictive is new, but the threat is near universal....

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Publisher / Publication Date: Penguin Press 2017

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