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semester and identified a career in public service that addresses this problem. For Social Empathy Applied Part Two, you will interview a person* currently serving in the same or similar position to investigate how they approach this social problem through their work.

My social problem identified was ***Social media addiction and suicide *

*interview with a social worker/ therapist****

Contact a Community Expert and Schedule an interview:

  • Contact a person currently working in public service. This could be a coordinator at your volunteer site, a supervisor or co-worker if you volunteered at your workplace, or someone who works within the field you’re interested in post-graduation. Please remember that all communication should be professional and that these individuals are not obligated to speak with you.
  • Draft a minimum of 15 questions that will give you insight into how this person addresses your social problem, defines your social problem, and overall approaches complex social problems within their work. Attach your interview questions as an appendix to your paper.
  • Interview your public servant contact by April 14th. You may interview them in-person, via the phone, Google Hangout/Skype, or via email.

Write a 3-page summary of your interview

  • Write a summary of your interview. Be sure to include the Community experts name, organization, job title, and contact information. – 2pgs
  • For your conclusion, discuss what you learned from the interview and how it has provided context in applying social empathy to your social problem. 1-pg
  • Include your 15 interview questions as an appendix to your paper, after your work cited page.

Your paper must be 3-pages in length and use APA format for citations. You must include your interview questions in an appendix. Your paper must be written in a style befitting academic work.

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Social Media Addiction and Suicide: Interview with A Social Worker/ Therapist




Social Media Addiction and Suicide: Interview with A Social Worker/ Therapist
Contemporary social technological progression exposes teenagers to the evils of
cyberbullying on social media platforms. To better comprehend the quandary, I interviewed
Yanette Hoss who is a child welfare case worker with the Social Services at and Indian
Reservation. Particularly, her insight opened doors to understanding how the Indian community
deals with technology. She commenced by appreciating the role of social media in bridging the
friendship gap between teenagers as it brings the bond closer and allows for a virtual world of
socialization, conversations and friendship. Of importance, she said, is the realization that social
media cyberbullying is a pandemic predicament that necessitates not only legislative controls for
social media platforms, but also social intervention to avert misuse of these platforms to profile,
insult, demean or racially abuse others.
After introductions, Hoss sought to demystify her understanding of the issue at hand and
what it means for the American teen. She particularly highlighted the changing cyberbullying
landscape more so with the advancement in technology leading to the cropping up of numerous
social sites. She highlighted that social media platform suffer from the issue of people creating
pseudo-profiles from which they abuse and troll others. The portrayal of fake lives on social
media adds onto the complexity of the issue as the American teenager feels pressured into
wanting such a live. Consequently, such teenagers indulge in social evils and wrong doings to
live the unattainable life. Importantly, she noted that such trolling and bullying due to perhaps
body shaming, body handicap or any other issue imposes mental pressure and trauma on
teenagers who result into suicide to abate their suffering.



Next up, the interview tackled the issue of failing legislation to curb this wanton
cyberbullying on social media sites. Hoss noted that the government’s efforts antagonistically
tackle the problem. Instead of drumming up efforts to edify the people, more so teenagers about
online stress, depression and social vile, the government alienates teenage perpetrators by
threatening them long jail terms. Such a stance creates the feel of a forbidden fruit around
cyberbullying, which attracts more teenagers into the issue. She quotes the cliché that most
people want the forbidden fruit they cannot have. Consequently, the rate of cyberbullying will
persist to rise unless the government socially tackles the issue – like it is – through elaborate
education, sensitization and demotivation drives.
After tackling the matter, the interview wandered into ho...

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