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Social Media and Our Youth: A Virtual Mental Health Forum
Event Co-Host: MA State Representative Denise Garlick

Panel 1: Mental Health Insights From Health Professionals

Rates of clinical level depression, anxiety, suicidal ideation, and eating disorder cases among adolescents have increased dramatically in the U.S. since 2010. At the same time rates of adolescent social media use have skyrocketed. This is no coincidence. The Becca Schmill Foundation is bringing together a panel of health professionals, who have researched and written about this important and timely topic, to share their insights.

Panelists: Dr. Bryn Austin, Dr. Richard Freed and Dr. Clifford Sussman
Moderator: Jean Rogers

Panel 2: "Screen Schooled: Two Veteran Teachers Expose How Technology Overuse Is Making Our Kids Dumber"

Is ed tech the best way for our kids to learn?  Do ed tech companies always prioritize our children's education over their bottom line? "Screen Schooled" authors, Matt Miles and Joe Clement, have over forty years of combined experience as public school teachers and coaches. They will share with us the problems they have observed from screen overuse among students, what is currently going on in schools, the direction educational technology firms would like our schools to go, and what we can all do about it.

Panelists: Joe Clement and Matt Miles
Moderator: Josh Golin

May 1, 2022 02:00 PM in Eastern Time (US and Canada)

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