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Penn Researcher Robin Stevens, discussed how social media amplifies a neighborhood’s danger for teens.

August 10, 2016

In her recently published paper, "The Digital Hood: Social Media use among youth in disadvantaged neighborhoods," Robin Stevens, discussed how endless social media posts about violence and harrassment amplifies a neighborhood's danger for teens. Stevens states, that the "Digital Hood," is "the idea that kids coming up in disadvantaged neighborhoods cannot escape its worst parts. The negatives will follow you online, even when you are trying to keep your nose clean."

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