Using Social Media during COVID-19: Examining the experiences of LGBTIQ+ Youth

Using Social Media During Covid-19This project is examining how LGBTIQ+ young people in Australia have been using social media platforms during COVID-19. The project examines the social media platforms they have participated on, how their behaviours have changed during the pandemic, and the impact of these technologies on their lives, particularly in relation to their health and wellbeing. The findings will support the development of key recommendations for social media platform design and practices, and be used to further understand digital technology use and engagement by LGBTIQ+ young people during this period.

Researchers: Dr Benjamin Hanckel (Chief Investigator), Dr Shiva Chandra (Research Assistant) 

Funding: Facebook and Western Sydney University

Period: 2020 - 2021


Dr Benjamin Hanckel