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A virtual safe zone: Teachers supporting teenage student resilience through social media in times of war
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, School of Communication, Israel ; , , School of Education, Israel

TATE Volume 73, Number 1, ISSN 0742-051X Publisher: Elsevier Ltd

Abstract

We examine how teacher-student communication through social network technologies may support student resilience during an ongoing war (i.e., the 2014 Israel-Gaza war). Based on student responses from open-ended surveys (N = 68), five content categories of emotional support were identified: caring, reassuring, emotion sharing, belonging, and distracting. The mere existence of continuous online contact with teachers also contributed to resilience perceptions. Interviews with 11 secondary school teachers revealed three main purposes for this communication: (a) delivering emotional support to students, (b) monitoring their distress; and (c) maintaining civilized norms of discourse. Practical implications and theoretical contributions are discussed.

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Rosenberg, H., Ophir, Y. & Asterhan, C.S.C. (2018). A virtual safe zone: Teachers supporting teenage student resilience through social media in times of war. Teaching and Teacher Education: An International Journal of Research and Studies, 73(1), 35-42. Elsevier Ltd. Retrieved December 12, 2019 from .

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Full text is availabe on Science Direct: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.tate.2018.03.011

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