Databite No. 20: Robin Stevens

The Digital Hood: social media, geography, and risk behavior among minority youth


01.08.15 - 12:00 pm

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Databites are Data & Society's weekly lunch conversations focused on unresolved questions and timely topics of interest to our community. To request an invitation, please email events at data society dot net.

Robin Stevens on The Digital Hood: social media, geography, and risk behavior among minority youth:

Dr. Stevens will briefly share the findings from her recent study examining social media use among African American and Latino youth living in disadvantaged urban neighborhoods. Specifically, she will focus on the interplay between the geographic neighborhood and the digital neighborhood in relation to sex and violence, whereby negative social interactions in the geographic neighborhood are reproduced and amplified on social media (and vice versa). Dr. Stevens will invite attendees to consider 1) the ways we can use analytic tools to measure the effects of social media in populations of youth at the margins and 2) strategies to intervene to ensure that the digital revolution does not exacerbate, but closes the gap between safe and unsafe communities.

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