New Blog Post – Impact of Facebook on Girls and Young Women

New Blog Post – Impact of Facebook on Girls and Young Women

July 31, 2012 | by 

Recent National Girls Institute (NGI) listening sessions conducted by staff from the NCCD Center for Girls and Young Women with justice-involved girls piqued our interest in the impact of social networking. The young women engaged in an intense discussion around what is being put on Facebook about them and how these posts result in fighting.

Recent National Girls Institute (NGI) listening sessions conducted by staff from the NCCD Center for Girls and Young Women with justice-involved girls piqued our interest in the impact of social networking. The young women engaged in an intense discussion around what is being put on Facebook about them and how these posts result in fighting. The girls reported Facebook “is used to spread rumors,” “ruined friendships,” “results in bullying,” and that “girls mean to hurt other girls” with their Facebook activity.

In our latest blog post, Lawanda Ravoira, Director of NCCD’s Center for Girls and Young Women, discusses the research that has emerged about gender differences in use of and experience with social networking.