Alexander J Beattie


This poster reflects research conducted as part of a course project designed to give students experience in the research process.



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Social media is a form of documentative communication that is used by people to express and evoke emotions, actions, thoughts, visuals, and messages of various depths in their experiences and through various stages of life. Told like a story of an individual, social media conveys incredibly personal struggles, extravagant nights out, celebrations, and overcoming life obstacles only few could imagine during their lifetime. Social media in higher education can be like attempting a very risky walk on a tightrope of immeasurable height, especially when there is no awareness showcasing “the life,” peer pressure, and/or possible implications on their future, such as employment. While some students believe they have the level of awareness necessary in relation to displaying appropriate social media practices, others disregard the rules and/or use alternative and multiple forms of deception to express what they really want to convey to certain audiences. If reflection, critical thinking, and evaluation regarding the appropriateness and impact that a social media post can have on a student’s future are absent, students risk losing everything they have worked for in the hopes of achieving better opportunities.

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Project Designation

Course Project - Graduate

Primary Advisor

Savio D. Franco

Primary Advisor's Department

Counselor Education and Human Services


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