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Inclusive Development of Online Support Community Specialized for Chinese Youth's Mental Well-being

Yin, Jianqi (2022) Inclusive Development of Online Support Community Specialized for Chinese Youth's Mental Well-being. [MRP]

Item Type: MRP
Creators: Yin, Jianqi
Abstract:

The growth in the volume of social media users is a global trend. Chinese social media users are also in line with this trend as a country with a vast population. The functions of social media platforms are no longer limited to meeting people's daily communication. As more diverse functions are presented on social media, there are concerns about their negative impact, such as media bias, online violence, and the conflict between censorship and freedom of speech. In China, where youth are the primary target users of social media, it is necessary to improve the inclusiveness of Chinese social media platforms for the youth group and reduce the negative impact of social media on Chinese youth. This research will explore the characteristics of an online support community specialized for Chinese youth and develop a prototype of supportive online platforms that meet their needs.

Keywords: social media, media bias, online violence, conflict between censorship and freedom of speech, Chinese youth, inclusiveness, online support community

Date: 9 May 2022
Uncontrolled Keywords: social media, media bias, online violence, conflict between censorship and freedom of speech, Chinese youth, inclusiveness, online support community
Divisions: Graduate Studies > Inclusive Design
Date Deposited: 16 May 2022 21:48
Last Modified: 16 May 2022 21:48
URI: http://openresearch.ocadu.ca/id/eprint/3796

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