Evaluating an Adaptive Intervention in Collaboration Scripts Deconstructing Body Image Narratives in a Social Media Educational Platform

René Lobo-Quintero, Emily Theophilou, Roberto Sánchez-Reina, Davinia Hernández-Leo

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Abstract

Social Media is an important disseminator of body image representations and the body cult. The growing popularity of social media among children and adolescents makes minors a vulnerable group to the internalization of body ideals and stereotypes. Developing educational interventions that provide adolescents with skills to better understand the body image in social media is therefore necessary to counteract the effects of deceitful representations and discourse. This paper evaluates an adaptive educational intervention to define the suitable approach to teach adolescents about body image and stereotyping in social media. In particular, the paper examines and compares three approaches to identify the dominant body image stereotype in students’ social media: The self-reported methods, the analysis of social preferences, and the use of xAPI to track users’ behavior. Results showed that the use of xAPI combined with self-reported answers can provide better input from adolescents’ preferences. Moreover, it allows the automatic distribution of suitable counter-narratives to students participating in computer-supported collaborative learning activities embedded in an educational social media platform.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationCollaboration Technologies and Social Computing - 28th International Conference, CollabTech 2022, Proceedings
EditorsLung-Hsiang Wong, Yugo Hayashi, Cesar A. Collazos, Claudio Alvarez, Gustavo Zurita, Nelson Baloian
PublisherSpringer Science and Business Media Deutschland GmbH
Pages205-217
Number of pages13
ISBN (Print)9783031202179
DOIs
StatePublished - 2022
Externally publishedYes
Event28th International Conference on Collaboration Technologies and Social Computing, CollabTech 2022 - Santiago, Chile
Duration: 8 Nov 202211 Nov 2022

Publication series

NameLecture Notes in Computer Science (including subseries Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence and Lecture Notes in Bioinformatics)
Volume13632 LNCS
ISSN (Print)0302-9743
ISSN (Electronic)1611-3349

Conference

Conference28th International Conference on Collaboration Technologies and Social Computing, CollabTech 2022
Country/TerritoryChile
CitySantiago
Period8/11/2211/11/22

Keywords

  • Counter-narratives
  • CSCL scripts
  • Digital skills
  • Self-protection skills
  • Social media

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