book discussion

Sponsored by PDC:  Summer and/or Fall 2014

"What is new about how teenagers communicate through services such as Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram? Do social media affect the quality of teens’ lives? In this eye-opening book, youth culture and technology expert danah boyd uncovers some of the major myths regarding teens’ use of social media." (author website)

The very readable book explores ideas about identity, privacy, addiction, danger, bullying, inequality and literacy, culminating in a discussion of teens search for a 'public' of their own.

Would you like to join HMS colleagues to discuss how these issues are affecting our students? The book is available as a FREE ebook download at the author's website or from your favorite bookseller for $25 (or less if you shop at Amazon).

Here's a recent audio interview with danah boyd and a short, written interview with her.

Are you interested?  If so, get a copy of the book and join us after school Wednesday, May 21st at 3:45.  We hope to discuss at least the first few chapters.  We'll meet at Carolyn's house, just a few blocks from Heritage.  (See her for directions.)

If life's just too busy right now, don't worry.  We'll be continuing this conversation over the summer and probably host another one next school year.