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Mitos sobre o impacto dos Media nos jovens

New findings suggest angst over the technology is misplaced, in Scientific American

Outubro 27, 2019




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 O artigo da revista Scientific American, que aqui se apresenta, acaba com alguns dos mitos que se criaram, em torno da utilização dos media, pelos jovens.

Este artigo intitulado "Os Media não destruiram a geração" está organizado em 4 partes:

- O medo da tecnologia;

- Uma estrada de dois sentidos;

- A geração Z, e

- Media 2.0.

O artigo mostra que os receios que se criaram em torno da utlização dos Media é quase sempre infundado.


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Social Media Has Not Destroyed A Generation  

New findings suggest angst over the technology is misplaced


Lydia Denworth


  • Anxiety about the effects of social media on young people has risen to such an extreme that giving children smartphones is sometimes equated to handing them a gram of cocaine. The reality is much less alarming.
  • A close look at social media use shows that most young texters and Instagrammers are fine. Heavy use can lead to problems, but many early studies and news headlines have overstated dangers and omitted context.
  • Researchers are now examining these diverging viewpoints, looking for nuance and developing better methods for measuring whether social media and related technologies have any meaningful impact on mental health.

It was the headlines that most upset Amy Orben. In 2017, when she was a graduate student in experimental psychology at the University of Oxford researching how social media influences communication, alarming articles began to appear. Giving a child a smartphone was like giving a kid cocaine, claimed one. Smartphones might have destroyed a generation, said another. Orben didn’t think such extreme statements were warranted. At one point, she stayed up all night reanalyzing data from a paper linking increases in depression and suicide to screen time. “I figured out that tweaks to the data analysis caused major changes to the study results,” Orben says. “The effects were actually tiny.”

She published several blog posts, some with her Oxford colleague Andrew K. Przybylski, saying so. “Great claims require great evidence,” she wrote in one. “Yet this kind of evidence does not exist.” Then Orben decided to make her point scientifically and changed the focus of her work. With Przybylski, she set out to rigorously analyze the large-scale data sets that are widely used in studies of social media.

The two researchers were not the only ones who were concerned. A few years ago Jeff Hancock, a psychologist who runs the Social Media Lab at Stanford University, set an alert to let him know when his research was cited by other scientists in their papers. As the notifications piled up in his in-box, he was perplexed. A report on the ways that Facebook made people more anxious would be followed by one about how social media enhances social capital. “What is going on with all these conflicting ideas?” Hancock wondered. How could they all be citing his work? He decided to seek clarity and embarked on the largest meta-analysis to date of the effects of social media on psychological well-being. Ultimately he included 226 papers and data on more than 275,000 people.


Educar com e para os Media

Recursos improváveis

Setembro 29, 2019

O impacto que os Media têm na nossa sociedade cria novas oportunidades, mas também pode ser causador de constrangimentos, nomeadamente no que diz respeito à análise crítica daquilo que é publicado. A Educação para os Media é por isso fundamental, pois promove o sentido crítico e a apologia da verdade, dos valores e da ética.

Nesta apresentação, dividida em duas partes, reflete-se sobre os Media em contexto educativo e são dados exemplo de recursos, quase sempre improváveis.

Parte 1


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