Comfortably Numb: Danish Teens’ Attitudes Towards Social Media Platforms

Mikkel Villebro, Irina Shklovski, Luca Rossi, Alex Bhørstorp

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Abstract

How do teens deal with the complexities of the digital world? Although many scholars have asked this question, few have considered not only the interpersonal concerns that loom large in the lives of teens and young adults but also their relationship with the social media platforms which have become so central to their lives. In this paper we present a study of Danish teens’ attitudes towards social media platforms they use most – Facebook and Snapchat. We find gender differences in attitudes toward each platform. We also illustrate the potential role of a digital education effort in changing teen attitudes.
How do teens deal with the complexities of the digital world? Although many scholars have asked this question, few have considered not only the interpersonal concerns that loom large in the lives of teens and young adults but also their relationship with the social media platforms which have become so central to their lives. In this paper we present a study of Danish teens’ attitudes towards social media platforms they use most – Facebook and Snapchat. We find gender differences in attitudes toward each platform. We also illustrate the potential role of a digital education effort in changing teen attitudes.
LanguageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of the 9th International Conference on Social Media and Society : SMSociety '18
EditorsAnatoliy Gruzd, Jenna Jacobson, Philip Mai, Jeff Hemsley, K. Hazel Kwon, Ravi Vatrapu, Anabel Quan-Haase, Luke Sloan, Jaigris Hodson
Place of PublicationNew York
PublisherAssociation for Computing Machinery
Date2018
Pages187-196
Article number21
ISBN (Print)9781450363341
DOIs
StatePublished - 2018
EventThe 9th International Conference on Social Media & Society. SMSociety 2018 - Copenhagen Business School, Frederiksberg, Denmark
Duration: 18 Jul 201820 Jul 2018
Conference number: 9
http://socialmediaandsociety.org/past-conferences/2018-about/

Conference

ConferenceThe 9th International Conference on Social Media & Society. SMSociety 2018
Number9
LocationCopenhagen Business School
CountryDenmark
CityFrederiksberg
Period18/07/201820/07/2018
Internet address
SeriesACM International Conference Proceeding Series

Keywords

  • Teens
  • Privacy
  • Trust
  • Social media
  • Platforms
  • Snapchat
  • Facebook

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Villebro, M., Shklovski, I., Rossi, L., & Bhørstorp, A. (2018). Comfortably Numb: Danish Teens’ Attitudes Towards Social Media Platforms. In A. Gruzd, J. Jacobson, P. Mai, J. Hemsley, K. H. Kwon, R. Vatrapu, A. Quan-Haase, L. Sloan, ... J. Hodson (Eds.), Proceedings of the 9th International Conference on Social Media and Society: SMSociety '18 (pp. 187-196). [21] New York: Association for Computing Machinery. ACM International Conference Proceeding Series, DOI: 10.1145/3217804.3217911
Villebro, Mikkel ; Shklovski, Irina ; Rossi, Luca ; Bhørstorp, Alex. / Comfortably Numb : Danish Teens’ Attitudes Towards Social Media Platforms. Proceedings of the 9th International Conference on Social Media and Society: SMSociety '18. editor / Anatoliy Gruzd ; Jenna Jacobson ; Philip Mai ; Jeff Hemsley ; K. Hazel Kwon ; Ravi Vatrapu ; Anabel Quan-Haase ; Luke Sloan ; Jaigris Hodson. New York : Association for Computing Machinery, 2018. pp. 187-196 (ACM International Conference Proceeding Series).
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Villebro, M, Shklovski, I, Rossi, L & Bhørstorp, A 2018, Comfortably Numb: Danish Teens’ Attitudes Towards Social Media Platforms. in A Gruzd, J Jacobson, P Mai, J Hemsley, KH Kwon, R Vatrapu, A Quan-Haase, L Sloan & J Hodson (eds), Proceedings of the 9th International Conference on Social Media and Society: SMSociety '18., 21, Association for Computing Machinery, New York, ACM International Conference Proceeding Series, pp. 187-196, Frederiksberg, Denmark, 18/07/2018. DOI: 10.1145/3217804.3217911

Comfortably Numb : Danish Teens’ Attitudes Towards Social Media Platforms. / Villebro, Mikkel; Shklovski, Irina; Rossi, Luca; Bhørstorp, Alex.

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Villebro M, Shklovski I, Rossi L, Bhørstorp A. Comfortably Numb: Danish Teens’ Attitudes Towards Social Media Platforms. In Gruzd A, Jacobson J, Mai P, Hemsley J, Kwon KH, Vatrapu R, Quan-Haase A, Sloan L, Hodson J, editors, Proceedings of the 9th International Conference on Social Media and Society: SMSociety '18. New York: Association for Computing Machinery. 2018. p. 187-196. 21. (ACM International Conference Proceeding Series). Available from, DOI: 10.1145/3217804.3217911