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The Impact of Social Media on Youth Mental Health and Development

It comes as no surprise that recent trends indicate children and adolescents are spending ever increasing amounts of time on social media, particularly during the pandemic when alternative opportunities for peer socialization are limited. What impact is this having on our youth? Is it all negative or are there positives? This session explores how youth

November 17 @ 1:00 pm

Event Details

$40.00 – $60.00

It comes as no surprise that recent trends indicate children and adolescents are spending ever increasing amounts of time on social media, particularly during the pandemic when alternative opportunities for peer socialization are limited. What impact is this having on our youth? Is it all negative or are there positives?

This session explores how youth engagement in social media influences their mental health and physical, cognitive, social, and emotional development. Current research on social media use and its connections to depression, suicide, cyberbullying, and at-risk behavior will be provided. Additionally, participants will learn about the signs and treatment of social media addiction, and caregiver guidelines for monitoring and managing child and adolescent screen time.

Learning Objectives

· Describe the trends in youth social media use and screen time.

· Explain why the pandemic has increased social media use and screen time.

· Describe the impact of youth social media use and screen time on the four domains of child development.

· Identify the correlations between social media use on rates of youth depression, suicide, cyberbullying, and the development of at-risk behavior.

· List the signs of social media addiction and types of treatment.

· Explain how technology can increase youth awareness and treatment of mental health disorders through websites, online support groups and communities, and telehealth.

· Develop a list of screen time monitoring resources to share with caregivers.

 

Cancellation Policy: Cancellations will be accepted up to one hour prior to the scheduled web-based course or registration deadline, whichever comes first. Non-attending registrants will incur for their agency the same fee as if they had attended. Cancellation information can be found in the registration details. All substitutions must be sent to webinars@pccyfs.org.

Certificate Policy: Certificates will be processed only for those who are actively engaged. This is verified by participation in polls, verbal/chat responses, and log in time. Attendance less than 50 minutes per 1 hour scheduled, will be considered unsatisfactory.

Continuing Education: CEUs for social workers, counselors, therapists are available upon request with a $10 processing fee.

PCCYFS will maintain electronic and on-site records for two years; after two years, records will be sent to storage. You may apply for CEUs if the evaluation was completed in a timely manner

The Pennsylvania Council of Children Youth & Family Services (PCCYFS) #SWPR004114 is approved by the Pennsylvania State Board of Social Workers, Marriage and Family Therapists and Professional Counselors to offer continuing education for social workers, marriage and family therapists and professional counselors. PCCYFS maintains responsibility for the program(s).

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PCCYFS Member Ticket-Social Media
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$ 40.00
General Public-Social Media
$ 60.00

Details

Date:
November 17
Time:
1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Cost:
$40.00 – $60.00