Adolescents, Smartphones, and Social Media: Promoting Positive Relationships

Program Contact

Annie Margaret

Instructor

annie@colorado.edu

563.542.3668

This pilot project is focused on building community partnerships to develop a summer program for middle school students that aims to address the negative impacts of smartphones and social media on adolescent girls’ psychological well-being.

A focus group will meet over Zoom, consisting of 30-40 females ages 11-14, and will provide a team of curriculum developers (teachers, community partners, and CU Boulder undergraduate students) with insights into the most effective pedagogies and practices for improving students’ relationships with smartphones and social media. Assessment of the outcomes of the focus group during the 2021-2022 school year will be used to inform the curriculum design for the launch of the full Digital Wellness Program in summer of 2022.

  • Middle School Girls Focus Group: Developing curriculum to address the negative impacts of smartphones and social media on adolescent females’ psychological well-being

    Location

    Online Resource

    Dates

    Ongoing

    Public or Private

    Private Program (by request only or for a specific audience or group)

    Program Fee

    No charge to attend/participate in activity or program

    Additional Info

    A focus group will meet over Zoom 1-2 times per month, consisting of females ages 11-14, and will provide a team of curriculum developers (teachers, community partners, and CU Boulder undergraduate students) with insights into the most effective pedagogies and practices for improving students’ relationships with smartphones and social media. Meetings are by invitation and will last 60-90 mins.

Sponsoring Units

  • College of Engineering & Applied Science

  • Technology, Arts and Media (TAM) Program

Program Partners

  • Dawson Summer Initiative, Director: Lisa Michael
  • Southern Hills Middle School, Assistant Principal: Liz Barcheck
  • Centennial Middle School, Counselor: Jason Giguere

Audiences Served

  • At-Risk Youth
  • Children & Youth (outside school)
  • Families
  • Minority Group(s)
  • Students - Middle School
  • Teachers - Middle School