Chester County

DHS - Teen Social Media & Mental Health Usage Trends - 3/9/2020 or 3/10/2020 Online Registration

Teen Social Media and Mental Health Usage Trends
Presented by: Ryan Klingensmith
Shape the Sky
 

This training defines categories of social networking that parents, teachers, and professionals should be aware of and listening for with their students and children. The presentation will review image boards, untraceable texting/sexting, internet predators, gossip/rumor spreading sites, video chatting, blogs, eating disorders, self-harm and suicide. The most current social media sites such as Instagram, Tumblr, Kik, Snapchat and Ask.fm will be defined and youth culture and mental health practices on these sites/apps will be discussed. This presentation will raise the awareness of teen culture on the internet and how adults can communicate and educate with youth to be responsible digital citizens.

Learning Goals

  1. Define trends based upon the Web 2.0 generation.
  2. Identify areas of the Web 2.0 that may be hidden from adults but that are actively being used by youth. Such areas include: image boards, social media sites for self-promotion, sites dedicated to gossip and bullying, image blogs promoting self-harm, eating disorders and suicide.
  3. Describe current intervention programs, practices and the latest research on cyber bullying.
 
When:     Monday, 3/9/2020      - or -    Tuesday, 3/10/2020
 
Time:      9:00 am to 3:00 pm                Registration Deadline: Noon on Wednesday, 3/4/2020
 
Where:    Chester County Government Services Center, 601 Westtown Road
                Suite 351E, West Chester, PA 19380

No Cost - One Hour Lunch Break

 

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