Course overview

Social Media and Today's Youth

An examination of the impact of social media and technology on today's society, including its influence on youths' perceptions of reality reveals significant risks for the unaware. This plenary provides realistic, cost-effective strategies to identify vulnerabilities and protect youth that can be immediately implemented by foster, kinship and adoptive parents as well as social workers and educators. Risk factors associated with social media and technology will be identified and reasonable alternative that can lessen children's overexposure to these outlets will be provided.