Social media and mental health (The 'What Happens Next' Podcast with Susan Carland)

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Every generation faces its own moral panic over new technology. Even right back to Socrates when the use of written text in books was seen as something that would negatively impact our lives. In the 20th century, wireless radio and television was thought or assumed to bring about the downfall of civilisation.

In this social media digital age, Senior Lecturer in Sociology at Monash University Brady Robards focuses on the positive impacts social media brings to our lives. Whilst obviously there are negative impacts of social media, he is looking at ways young people are using these platforms as ways to help open communication and help deal with issues they face. Brady is currently working on a publication called Growing up on Facebook. Studying sustained or longitudinal social media use among people in their 20s who have grown up using social media. Gemma Sharp, a Clinical Psychologist and Monash researcher on the impact of social media on body image, is also using social media as a positive tool to help at-risk young people.

Period12 Jun 2020

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  • TitleSocial media and mental health (The What Happens Next Podcast)
    CountryAustralia
    Date12/06/20
    DescriptionEvery generation faces its own moral panic over new technology. Even right back to Socrates when the use of written text in books was seen as something that would negatively impact our lives. In the 20th century, wireless radio and television was thought or assumed to bring about the downfall of civilisation.

    In this social media digital age, Senior Lecturer in Sociology at Monash University Brady Robards focuses on the positive impacts social media brings to our lives. Whilst obviously there are negative impacts of social media, he is looking at ways young people are using these platforms as ways to help open communication and help deal with issues they face. Brady is currently working on a publication called Growing up on Facebook. Studying sustained or longitudinal social media use among people in their 20s who have grown up using social media. Gemma Sharp, a Clinical Psychologist and Monash researcher on the impact of social media on body image, is also using social media as a positive tool to help at-risk young people.
    URLhttps://lens.monash.edu/@what-happens-next/2020/06/12/1380666/whnpodcast-people-you-may-know-s2-part2?utm_campaign=WHNPD__Brand&utm_source=twitter&utm_medium=organic_social
    PersonsBrady Robards

Keywords

  • social media
  • mental health