Social Media and the Increase in Student Anxiety
Monday, March 11, 2019
3:30 - 4:30 p.m.
Cost: $99 per site
Participants receive 1 CTLE credit.
This webinar will be accessed via your computer and can include as many faculty and staff as desired.
In several recent studies, teenagers who spend increased amounts of time on social media platforms were shown to have a substantially higher rate of reported depression and anxiety. Some experts see the rise in depression as evidence that the connections social media users form electronically are less emotionally satisfying, leaving them feeling socially isolated. In addition, for students who already suffer from anxiety, social media exposure only intensifies their feelings of alienation, leading to disengagement from their classwork and peers. Educators striving to better support student mental health must develop a more nuanced understanding of the relationship between social media, student identity, and social-emotional wellness.
Join social worker and CASDA consultant Melissa Puglisi for a webinar focusing on the increase in student anxiety due to social media exposure, a discussion on red flags to look for, ways to combat anxiety in teens, how to talk about social media anxiety in the classroom and more.