TOPICS TO BE COVERED
- Child/adolescent development through a gendered lens – how it’s different for girls and for boys.
- Instagram, Vine, YouTube, Ask.fm, Tinder, and more – how the pervasive role of social media in adolescents’ lives is impacting their relationships, communication skills, and self-esteem.
- Why it’s important to talk with kids about Internet pornography, and how to have age-appropriate conversations.
- How adverse childhood experiences (“ACEs”), often undetected and untreated, can harm children’s brain development, learning, and lifelong health, and how we can prevent these outcomes.
- The “drivers” of peer mistreatment online and offline, how kids use aggression and cruelty, and the impacts.
- Mentoring vs. monitoring and many other practical strategies for giving kids the knowledge, skills, and guidance they need to thrive and survive online and be good “digital citizens.”
- Fostering resilience: nurturing empathy and compassion and cultivating the skills and values that help kids make good decisions and have healthy relationships.
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Looking at Youth Through a Gender Lens
Jane Fonda, gifted actor, activist, educator, ardent advocate for the empowerment and health of adolescents, author of The New York Times Best Seller, Being a Teen: Everything Teen Girls and Boys Should Know About Relationships, Sex, Love, Health, Identity and More.
Helping Children Thrive: How We Can Recognize, Prevent, and Heal the Impacts of Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs)
Nadine Burke-Harris, MD, MPH, FAAP, Pediatrician, Founder/CEO of the Center for Youth Wellness, San Francisco, California; Advisory Committee, American Academy of Pediatrics’ Resilience Project.
The Struggle for Status and the Importance of Quality Friendships
Robert Farris, Ph.D., Associate Professor of Sociology, University of California, Davis; Editorial Board, American Sociological Review; Deputy Editor, Journal of Health and Social Behavior; author of extensive research publications advancing knowledge about youth culture and developmental challenges.
Instagram, Vine, YouTube, Ask.fm, Tinder and More: Social Media and the Secret Lives of Teenagers
Nancy Jo Sales, M.F.A., Award-Winning Journalist, writer for Vanity Fair, New York, Harper’s Bazaar; author, The New York Times Best Seller, American Girls: Social Media and the Secret Lives of Teenagers.
Helping Kids Thrive and Survive in Their Digital World
Devorah Heitner, Ph.D. in Media, Technology, and Society from Northwestern University; founder of Raising Digital Natives; author of SCREENWISE: Helping Kids Thrive (and Survive) in Their Digital World