Welcome to Via Media.
In this series we’ll be taking an in-depth look at emerging research and strategies related to social media, digital technology, and media related to sex and sexuality.
Why "Via Media"?
Via Media is a Latin phrase that simply means “middle way.” So much of our talk about how digital technology is reshaping our world and impacting the lives of young people tends to skew towards the negative, and we’ve all participated in some of those types of conversations.
But if there is one thing that top researchers in this field seem to agree on, as we will see, it is that things are not nearly as bad as they are made to seem. So how can we both thoughtfully address the potentially negative aspects and capitalize on the positive?
VIA MEDIA Part 001
A New Look @ Navigating Digital Technology with Young People
VIA MEDIA Part 002
How Young is Too Young for Digital Technology and Social Media?
VIA MEDIA Part 003
Sticks and Phones: Preventing Digital Bullying
VIA MEDIA Part 004
My [Own] Space: Supervision vs. Surveillance
VIA MEDIA Part 005
Cheat Codes: A Quick Guide to Teens and Video Games
VIA MEDIA Part 006
Shoot To Kill: The real impact of violent video games
EXCLUSIVE INTERVIEW with danah boyd
What you wish you knew about teens and digital media
VIA MEDIA X Part 001
How Introducing: Sex & Social Media Roundtable
VIA MEDIA X Part 002
VIA MEDIA X Part 003
Talking about pornography with young women
VIA MEDIA X Part 004
When teenagers think porn teaches them about real sex
VIA MEDIA X Part 005