More exploration is needed in the area of how students use social media
apps to remain connected to friends in previous locations. Also, we can
explore how the students are perceiving the balance of social media use
in their lives to maintain relationships and develop new friendships.
Results from the survey should be shared with the whole school
community in order to support transitioning families as they make
preparations to move from and into different schools. Teenagers may
experience changes in how they use social media and how often, which
may in turn impact their emotional, social, and possibly, physical
development because of overuse or night-time use. Awareness of the
implications of overuse and night-time use of devices and social media
can assist teenagers, their parents, counselors and educators navigate
through the potential of negative consequences before, during and after
a school transition.
An adaptation of the 2015 survey will be developed with the hope that
even more international schools will participate in the 2016 version of
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