Participate in Social Media Research!

Hello! I’m Dr. Rena Bivens of Carleton University and I’m so proud of the work that Jer’s Vision does across Canada. I’ve been lucky enough to attend the Dare To Stand Out Conferences in Vancouver and Sudbury and have been truly amazed at the depth to which students are engaging. This work is so very important!

Meanwhile, I have been conducting a Canadian-wide project that relates to this work while considering the influence of social media:

  • How do we teach each other about gender and relationships while ‘hanging out’ on Facebook?
  • Do status updates, comments and pictures shape how we think about gender, power and relationships?
  • What impact does this have on our attitudes towards gender-based violence (including physical, sexual, psychological harm, suffering or threats that occur because of your gender or the way you express your gender identity)? 

If you are between the ages of 13 and 18, live in Canada and have a Facebook profile please consider joining the project! If you know anyone who fits these criteria, please encourage them to join! The results will help to improve high school anti-violence programming across Canada. 

How to join?

It’s easy – go to this link http://comehangout.ca/how-to-join/ and ‘friend’ my project’s Facebook profile! Then you can decide how you’d like to participate (you can read all about it when you go to the website).

Please note: This research project has been reviewed and received ethics clearance through the Carleton University Research Ethics Committee.