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date: 30 June 2022

Social Medialocked

Social Medialocked

  • Maria RodriguezMaria RodriguezUniversity at Buffalo
  •  and Jama SheltonJama SheltonHunter College, City University of New York

Summary

Social media are defined as applications and websites that allows users to share content, usually of their own making. More than just a teenage pastime, social media users include individuals and organizations, across a broad range of social positionalities. Key social work organizations, such as the NASW and AWSB, have begun noting the proliferation of social media usage in education and practice and have begun developing guidelines to govern their use. The American Academy of Social Work and Social Welfare (AASWSW), in their Grand Challenges of Social Work initiative, has also highlighted social media as an important area of growth for research and education. Despite the field’s nascent enthusiasm, practical and ethical concerns persist.

Subjects

  • Clinical and Direct Practice
  • Ethics and Values
  • Macro Practice
  • Policy and Advocacy
  • Social Work Profession

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