OC Register: “Edison High School students study cyber savvy” (Ito quoted)

January 28, 2015

By Lauren Williams

Now schools are tapping into Twitter, Facebook and Instagram to connect with students. And students have learned what is appropriate to share.

“I think that message of ‘Facebook is forever’ and ‘authorities are looking at it’ has come through. It is no longer a safe space for peer sharing,” said Mimi Ito, a cultural anthropologist at UC Irvine specializing in how young people use social media in the U.S. and Japan. “I don’t think teenagers see Facebook as their peer communication space anymore. It’s more like how we treat email: it’s here to stay but it’s not the fun, new edgy space that it was once.”

Read the full story on the Orange County Register website.