Social Media, Smartphones + Youth Mental Health
SnapChat. Instagram. Facebook. Twitter. YouTube. Texting. For most young people, smartphones and social media are a significant part of their daily lives. While recent studies suggest that social media and screen time may have a negative impact on young people's social interactions, brain development, and mental health, there are also some positive benefits. Understanding the data on the positive and negative impact of social media and smartphones on young people's mental and emotional well-being can help parents, educators, and young people set healthy boundaries for safe and responsible usage. This workshop provides evidence-based recommendations for smart social media and digital technology usage.
Can be customized for K12 schools, higher education institutions, the workplace, or government, community, and faith-based organizations.