Wednesday, March 11, 2015

Mentoring and Social Media: New Research Guides Policy and Practice

The Chronicle of Evidence Based Mentoring, March 10, 2015

"Digital communication (e.g. texting, emailing, Facebook, etc.) is increasingly changing how today’s youth communicate within their social and family networks. Research exists on how digital media is used in family and peer relationships, but there is a lack of research exploring use of digital media in formal youth mentoring relationships.

This study is a critical first step toward the assessment of current practices, measurement of impact, and evaluation of the perceptions of program staff regarding use of digital communication between mentors and their mentees. Results from this study are relevant to youth-serving program staff and academics that are interested in conducting future research on this subject." Read more.

For more information on mentoring programs in Connecticut visit our Youth Mentoring page here.

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