Last updated on: 8/15/2017 | Author: ProCon.org

Joanne Orlando, PhD Biography

Title:
Senior Lecturer in Early Childhood Education at the University of Western Sydney
Position:
Pro to the question "Are Social Networking Sites Good for Our Society?"
Reasoning:

“Social media is a platform for sharing ideas, information and points of view. This can have important educational value: it extends the information young people can access while also giving them insight into how others think about and use that information…

For those children who feel marginalised in their local community, social media can help them connect with other people who share the same interests or outlook on life.

In some cases, teenagers with critical problems can turn to social networks for fast support and guidance. There are plenty of groups that offer such help online.

Social media is also an important platform for driving social issues, such as racial issues, to greater national and international attention.”

“When It Comes to Kids and Social Media, It’s Not All Bad News,” theconversation.com, July 19, 2017

Theoretical Expertise Ranking:
Experts
Individuals with PhDs, MDs, JDs, or equivalent advanced degrees in fields relevant to social media. Also top-level government officials (such as foreign leaders, US presidents, Founding Fathers, Supreme Court Justices, members of legislative bodies, cabinet members, military leaders, etc.) with positions relevant to social media.
Involvement and Affiliations:
  • Collaborator, Apple Inc., 2014-present
  • Freelance Media Analyst and Commentator, 2010-present
  • Senior Lecturer, Early Childhood Education, University of Western Sydney, 2003-present
  • Writer and Education Advisor, ABC TV Play School, 1996-Mar. 2004
Education:
  • PhD, University of Technology (Sydney, Australia)
  • MEd, University of Western Sydney
  • BEd, Catholic Teachers College
Other:
  • Twitter: @JoanneOrlando
Quoted in:
Pro & Con Quotes: Are Social Networking Sites Good for Our Society?