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21 - Mar
(Nearby Event: Family)
Where:Caribe Royale Resort Suites, 8101 World Center Drive, Orlando, Florida, United States, 32821
Mean Girls Behind the Screen: Addressing & Preventing Bullying, Cyberbullying & Relational Aggression Technology and social media play an increasingly large role in the social development of our kids today. Studies show that the average child (ages 7-17) spends up to 10 hours a day in front of a screen --  tv, computer or cell phone. Social media platforms have become critical for young girls in their effort to stay connected to peers and parents. But, as girls spend more time trying to stay “connected” on-line, they actually become more disconnected. Studies show a correlation between the amount of time spent on social media and personal life dissatisfaction. Girls create elaborate identities and personas on-screen; but do you ever wonder what is going on behind the screen? As girls experience the turbulent times of childhood and adolescence they often turn to social media to hide their fears, confusion and anxiety from the outside world. As a result, girls are twice as likely as boys to develop an internalizing disorder such as depression or anxiety by mid-adolescence. The better we understand what is hidden behind the screen of “mean girls” the more effective we become in promoting the healthy development of confident, strong and happy girls. Learning Objectives: In this session, you will learn how to: Learn how social media affects brain development Develop an understanding of how social media can impact mental health. Discover strategies to teach Netiquette: Send Means Said Create a plan for effective communication in the digital and real world Apply Aggressors Anonymous: Tools to Address Social Media Addiction About the Presenter: Steph Jensen, MS, LPC is an award-winning author and international speaker recognized for her insight and understanding of relational aggression. She combines 15 years of practice in the fields of education and counseling with research, practical strategies and humor to address challenging behaviors and build positive relationships w
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