March 20th – 22nd 2013, Antwerp, Belgium
The submission deadline (abstract) is November 30th 2012. Paper abstracts or panel session proposals can be submitted at: www.ua.ac.be/youth2.0
UCSIA & MIOS, University of Antwerp, are pleased to announce the organisation of an international, multidisciplinary workshop on young people’s uses of social media in general and social network sites in particular. Contributions from a wide range of theoretical and methodological perspectives and from diverse scientific fields are welcomed. Next to individual paper submissions, proposals for organized panel sessions will be taken into consideration.
This international event will address a number of relevant questions related to the use of social media by children, adolescents and young adults. Keynote presentations and parallel sessions center around four main topics:
1. Identity construction (e.g. self-disclosure, impression management, privacy)
2. Social relations (e.g. social capital, social engagement, cyberbullying)
3. Interests at stake (e.g. social media marketing, advergames, viral marketing)
4. Supporting and empowering (e.g. media/digital literacy, online counseling, parental mediation).
For a more detailed overview of questions and issues that will be covered, check our website: www.ua.ac.be/youth2.0