ideas, innovations and apps for social work in the age of smartphones and social media 

From Phones to Facebook: How to Engage Youth on the Front Lines of Social Media | NTEN

… here are the six trends you need to know about engaging youth with social media:

Facebook is now the primary online communication medium for the majority of youth in high school.

The majority of youth who have email accounts do not regularly check their inboxes.

Some youth do not use email at all, preferring to use only Facebook for online communication, since Facebook allows students to authenticate accounts with mobile phones.

Students with cell phones typically average between 1,200 – 1,500 sent messages per month.

The number of text messages sent is lower for students who use smartphones. Instead, they are using BBM, iMessage, Facebook Messenger, and Twitter.

SMS broadcasting is a particularly effective tool to remind and engage students of upcoming events or tasks that need to be completed.

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This entry was posted on June 6, 2012 by in Apps, Youth.
Lutz Siemer

Lutz Siemer

Education, Research & Development in Social Work & IT After working as an alternative practitioner and psychotherapist in private practice for nearly ten years I stepped over to higher education in 2005. At Saxion University of Applied Sciences I lecture and do research and development in the area of Social Work, Psychology and IT. Currently I'm focussing on merging mobile technology and social work.

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