14 December 2023

Essay for UNICEF

Dutch adolescents spend about six hours per day on their mobile phones,  of which two and a half hours are spend on social media. What does this their mean for their mental health? 


6 June 2023

Social media good for friendships, bad for self-concept

Still 06Members of Project AWeSome (Adolescents, Well-being, and Social media) interviewed 480 adolescents aged 14 to 17 about the pros and cons of social media, relying on a survey study and qualitative interviews.

27 May 2023

Project AWeSome Receives Innovation Award for MethodFoto_ICA_award.jpg

Team AWeSome I (2018-2021)—Ine Beyens, Loes Keijsers, Loes Pouwels, Irene van Driel, and Patti Valkenburg—received the Innovation Award for Method from ICA’s Mass Comm Division.

13 april 2023

Debate in the Dutch House of representatives

On 13 April Patti Valkenburg was invited for another debate in the Dutch House of Representatives.