Full course description
For today's young people, a world without social media is the only one they have ever known. As new research continues to shed light on the impact it can have on social and emotional health, and with an increase in screen time due to the COVID-19 pandemic, it is more important than ever that we understand how young people are using social media and work with them to instill healthy habits.
This webinar will discuss the consequences of increased social media usage during the COVID-19 pandemic on student mental health. Join us to hear perspectives from a student, community-based organization leader, and school staff members. We will discuss strategies for teaching students to address the mental health impacts that social media have.
Principals, teachers, parents, and mental health professionals.
- Assess ethical concerns associated with various types of social media use
- Explain social comparison theories and their role in social media
- Examine the benefits and drawbacks of the current trends in youth social media use
Carleen Wray, is the Director of the Students Against Violence Everywhere (SAVE) Promise Club initiative at Sandy Hook Promise (SHP)
Lena Kalandjian, is a junior at North Broward Preparatory School in Florida. This is her fifth year being part of the SAVE Promise club.
Sharmaine Brown, is the Founder and CEO of Jared's Heart of Success.
Michael Williams, has served as the Principal at H.E. Winlker Middle School in Concord, N.C.
Kristin Kuklinski, is a licensed K-12 School Counselor currently serving students at Harold E. Winkler Middle School in Concord, North Carolina.
Continuing Education Credit
This webinar is offered for an NCSS certificate of completion.
Carolyn Seiger, MA; Carleen Wray; Lena Kalandjian; Michael Williams; Sharmaine Brown; Kristin Kuklinski; Phoebe Kulik, MPH, CHES
This project was supported by Cooperative Agreement No. 2019-YS-BX-K001 awarded by the Bureau of Justice Assistance. The Bureau of Justice Assistance is a component of the U.S. Department of Justice's Office of Justice Programs, which also includes the Bureau of Justice Statistics, the National Institute of Justice, the Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention, the Office for Victims of Crime, and the Office of Sex Offender Sentencing, Monitoring, Apprehending, Registering, and Tracking. Points of view or opinions in this document are those of the author and do not necessarily represent the official position or policies of the U.S. Department of Justice.
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