Janis Whitlock is a Research Scientist in the Bronfenbrenner Center for Translational Research. She is also the Director of the Cornell Research Program on Self-Injury and Recovery. She is the author of publications on non-suicidal self-injury in adolescence and young adulthood, social media and mental health, and in youth connectedness to schools and communities. She earned a doctorate in Developmental Psychology from Cornell University (2003), a Masters of Public Health from UNC Chapel Hill (1994), and a BA from the University of California at Berkeley (1988). Her current primary research focus includes development of early detection and intervention in mental health and wellbeing using social media and other technological affordances, particularly in the areas of self-injury and suicide. In addition to NSF funded research in these areas, she focuses on broadening understanding of non-suicidal self-injury, particularly in relation to recovery and parent experiences. She is also a Principal Investigator for an early intervention project aimed at reducing sexual violence and is pursuing a newer line of research related to sexual health and development in the digital age. She is dedicated to translating research into practice and policy through broad dissemination of user friendly materials and through development of web-based training and education programs for parents and professionals (see www.selfinjury.bctr.cornell.edu), largely as an outgrowth of her work as a practitioner in adolescent and women’s health in a variety of clinical, administrative, and education-related capacities for over a decade.
Social Media TestDrive is an interactive educational platform created by researchers in the Cornell University's Social Media Lab in collaboration with Common Sense Education that lets young people learn and practice digital citizenship skills. TestDrive provides a simulated experience of realistic digital dilemmas and scenarios that young people may encounter as they begin to venture online.
What You'll Learn
- Learn how TestDrive can help educators and parents prepare children for entering the online world.
- Discuss the skills young users need to master in order to make social media a positive experience, such as managing privacy settings, smart self-presentation, and standing up to cyberbullying.
- Understand the importance of helping kids identify “fake news” and become informed consumers of online content.
Natalie Bazarova examines social-psychological and communication processes in social media and mobile interactions, with a particular interest in disclosure and privacy of personal information, wellbeing and mental health, and personal relationships and family communication. Her research has been funded by grants from the National Science Foundation, National Institutes of Health, United States Department of Agriculture, Cornell Institute for the Social Sciences, and Cornell’s Bronfenbrenner Center for Translational Research. Natalie enjoys interdisciplinary collaborations, and welcomes collaborators and students from different disciplines.
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Social Media TestDrive is an interactive educational platform created by researchers in the Cornell University's Social Media Lab in collaboration with Common Sense Education that lets young people learn and practice digital citizenship skills. TestDrive provides a simulated experience of realistic digital dilemmas and scenarios that young people may encounter as they begin to venture online.https://ecornell.cornell.edu/keynotes/view/K013020/1primaryAmerica/New_YorkeCornell