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Secret Life of Teens Series: Teens and Social Media
In an age where 95% of teens report owning or having access to a smartphone, social media has now become synonymous with growing up. Often the source of frustration for parents and caregivers, understanding why and how youth use social media is the goal of this session. This session is unique in that you will hear directly from a youth who has spent the summer researching this specific topic.

Objectives:
-Learn social factors that lead youth to use social media
-Social media trends and behaviors unique to youth
-How the social media environment look and feel like to youth
-How can parents and caregivers can encourage youth to use social media responsibly

Trainers:
Anie Udosen, A junior at Fairfield High School. She is a Junior Representative of the Fairfield Youth Coalition where she work to find ways to prevent substance abuse among peers. She has been tracking different media trends as well as ways adults can foster positive relationships with younger generations through the use of social media.
Charla Henderson is the Butler County Coalition Coordinator for Healthy, Safe and Drug-Free Communities. Her work in youth substance-use prevention depends on her ability to connect and build strong relationships with young people.

Zoom trainings will be recorded for record-keeping, quality assurance, and training purposes. Zoom meeting room discussions will not be recorded. We hope to reach a larger audience and share more knowledge from training by utilizing audio and/or video clips that we can share on social media apps and as follow-ups to training.

Sep 16, 2020 02:00 PM in Eastern Time (US and Canada)

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