Aristotle called humans “the social animal,” and people have recognized for centuries that young people need to be in communities to develop into healthy adults. The ongoing pandemic has caused concern about the effects of isolation on children and teenagers’ social and psychological growth. But while young people today may not be able to gather in […] … learn more→
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Yes, online communities pose risks for young people, but they are also important sources of support
Goodbye Google+, but what happens when online communities close down?
This week saw the closure of Google+, an attempt by the online giant to create a social media community to rival Facebook. If the Australian usage of Google+ is anything to go by – just 45,000 users in March compared to Facebook’s 15 million – it never really caught on. But the Google+ shutdown follows a string of […] … learn more→