This program has been approved for 6 Category A Continuing Education Credits by the National Association of Social Workers, NH Chapter, Auth #3507
Social media use among children and adolescents is at an all-time high, with more than 75% of American teens actively using social networking sites and apps. Many adults are concerned about this phenomenon, fearing the negative impact on children’s mental, physical and emotional health; some feel that social media can be a positive tool for young people today; while many others are simply resigned to the fact that this has become the primary way that teens communicate with peers.
This workshop will explore social media use through the lens of adolescent development, examining the research on the positive and negative impacts on social development, cognitive growth, and emotional and physical health. In addition, participants will gain tools to educate young people on the topic and to assist them in developing a mindful approach to media use.
This workshop was originally scheduled for North Conway and has been relocated to UNH Manchester.
Applies Towards the Following Certificates
- Coaching Children & Teens : Electives