Social Media & Pre-Teens

A podcast about living and learning in the age of screentime. Welcome to Episode 21 of Season Two: Social media & pre-teens.

This episode is part of a research project from the Screentime Research Group.


Should I let my child have a social media account?  What do we give up when we sign on?

Kristen shares her insights from a conversation with her 12-year-old daughter about privacy and terms of use in social media.


The Lonely Burden of Today’s Teenage Girls

Have Smartphones Destroyed a Generation?


Children and Screens Institute


The Technopanic Podcast is a podcast about living and learning in an age of screentime.

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Ian O'Byrne

Dr. W. Ian O’Byrne is a educator, researcher, & speaker. His work centers on teaching, learning, and technology. He investigates the literacy practices of individuals as they read, write, and communicate in online & hybrid spaces.

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