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Webinar - Digital media use in youth: Navigating the tensions between online risk and opportunity during a complex time

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Webinar - Digital media use in youth: Navigating the tensions between online risk and opportunity during a complex time

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Digital media use in youth: Navigating the tensions between online risk and opportunity during a complex time

Live webinar January 18, 2021 | 3-hour webinar from 9 a.m. to noon
presented by Bethany Good, RSW, PhD Candidate and Marshall Korenblum, MD, FRCP(c)

Today's young people grow up online. How does near constant use of social media affect relationships, learning and mental health? This training will examine the pros and cons of information technology for both therapists and clients. These themes are particularly relevant considering the integral role of internet-enabled communication during the global pandemic.

Topics covered will include:

  • Media/digital literacy
  • Strategies and tools to help mediate and monitor tech use
  • Harm reduction vs. abstinence when containing social media use
  • The good: connecting, resources, peer supports
  • The bad: cyber bullying, pornography, on-line luring, poison envy
  • Balance during COVID-19 and increased dependency on digital media for all contact and connection, work and education

Learning objectives:

  • The opportunities and risks of using social/digital media.
  • How to bridge the divide between therapist and (young) clients when using social/digital media.
  • How to enhance safety and privacy online when seeing young people in the therapy.

Registration fee: $125

For more information and full registration details please visit our event webpage at https://www.cvent.com/d/c7q5k5

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