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FOSI Webinar - Teens, Screens and Mental Health
Join us for our latest webinar discussion!

As kids and teens spend more time on screens and devices, the impact on their mental health must be considered. Studies have documented an increase in loneliness, isolation, and depression in young people as the distinction between online and offline life rapidly disappears. Conversely, other studies show an improvement in mental health and wellbeing when teens find supportive communities of like-minded peers on the Internet. As part of Mental Health Awareness Month, this webinar will explore the nuanced relationship between technology use and young people’s social emotional health, and discuss questions including:

- What does the current research tell us about the relationship between technology use and teens’ mental health?
- Are there particular digital behaviors that are high risk or most rewarding?
- How should approaches change as teens mature and engage with different technologies and experience age-specific challenges?
- What can parents do to establish and support a healthier relationship between kids and technology?

We'll cover these questions and more in a panel discussion moderated by Julie Jargon of the Wall Street Journal and featuring notable experts Dr. Kara Bagot of the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai; Kelly Davis of Mental Health America; Tracy Elizabeth of TikTok; Dr. Niklas Johannes of the Oxford Internet Institute; and Becka Ross of Crisis Text Line.

Join us Thursday, May 13th at 11:00 AM EDT for our latest webinar.

May 13, 2021 11:00 AM in Eastern Time (US and Canada)

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