ECSM Mini Track

The Mini Tracks for ECSM

      • Social Media Usage Patterns across Generations
      • Social Media Networking and Government
      • Social Media and Child Protection
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Social Media Usage Patterns across Generations

Mini track Chair: Nuran Oze, Near East University, Cyprus  

ECSM 2020 Mini Track Call for Papers on Social Media Usage Patterns across Generations  

Daily life practices have changed with the increase of internet use. Life perception and the way we construct relationship styles have changed especially with the wider use of social media platforms all around the world. These changes have an effect on each generation's relationship building form, perception of events, ways of obtaining information and communication paths. Independent of generations, there are people within each group who adopt new technologies more readily than others. However expectations of different generations from social media can be the main element that decides the usage patterns of different generations. The aim of this track is to investigate, from a generational perspective, the role of social media on relationships, whilst also considering the increasing power of social media in differentiating the perceptions of generations in the last few years.

Suggested topics include but are not limited to:

      • Social media platform usage patterns among different generations
      • Digital natives versus digital immigrants
      • Social media addiction and generations
      • Social media as an identity construction area for adolescents and young
      • Social media as a umbilical cord amongst children and parents
      • The power of anchored relationships on young generations through social media

Social Media Networking and Government

Mini track Chair: Dr. Abbas Aljuboori, University of Information Technology and Communications, Baghdad, Iraq  

ECSM 2020 Mini Track Call for Papers on Social Media Networking and Government  

Governments around the world have discovered the potential of social media for both sharing information and outreach. These new means of communication can facilitate increased participation and collaboration within society. Social media unites several communication channels and can enhance or provide opportunities for citizens to provide feedback for officers and representatives. Guidelines for the use of social media and social networks are relatively new in governmental agencies. What might be suitable for one agency might not be adequate for another. Many citizens already appreciate the comfort of Internet communication and the demand for easy and fast web services is growing. At the same time, issues related to privacy, information leakage, blurred boundaries and online addiction must be addressed when discussing social media.

Suggested topics include but are not limited to:

      • Case studies of the use of Social Media and Networks by any level of government
      • Implementation challenges
      • Maintaining privacy and Security in social media and networks
      • Patterns and New trends in social networking
      • Trust and information credibility in social networks
      • Mobile social networking

Social Media and Child Protection

Dr. Stavros Parlalis

Mini track Chair: Stavros Parlalis, Katsounari Ioanna and Evie Lambrou, Frederick University, Cyprus  

ECSM 2020 Mini Track Call for Papers on Social Media and Child Protection  

Child protection is always a top priority for social welfare services. But this is an area where there are always difficulties and challenges, to be faced when addressing children’s best interests. There an ever-increasing number and range of challenges in our technologically advanced era; examples can be found in cyber-bullying, grooming, use of harmful content, dangerous video games, etc. But this technology is not all bad and this mini-track seeks to explore how we can encourage an support a safe use of technology for our children. This mini track aims to attract a multi-disciplinary audience between academics, researchers and professionals who have special interest in the field. Moreover, stakeholders from various professional backgrounds can join this mini track, since this is an extended topic which could be seen through different angles and perspectives.

Suggested topics include but are not limited to:

      • Social Welfare Services
      • Cyber-bulling
      • Content control
      • Video games addiction
      • Sexting
      • Child protection