What You Will Learn

Studies show that the average student (ages 7-17) spends up to 11 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” online, they actually become more disconnected. Recent studies have shown that the dramatic increase in social media use is associated with intensified social anxiety, social isolation and feelings of loneliness. †Studies also 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:

  • 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
  • Become equipped to apply tools to address social media addiction.

You Will Also Receive

The $49 registration fee includes a PDF copy of the PowerPoint presentation that will accompany the live presentation. This will be emailed to each registrant via the email address provided at registration.

Benefits from Taking this Webinar
  • Valuable Information – From a nationally known speaker with a reputation for providing insightful and useful information.
  • Inexpensive – Eliminate travel arrangements and travel expenses that you would ordinarily need to expend to attend a professional seminar such as this one.
  • Efficient – No need to spend time arranging for and traveling to this seminar
  • Access PowerPoint™ Visuals – as Steph Jensen, MS progresses through the seminar. A copy of the PowerPoint™ presentation slides will be available to you upon registration.
  • Reproducibles – Handouts and worksheets will be available to you, upon registration.

Potential Funding

Research-based, outcome-based continuing education opportunities from Developmental Resources may qualify for funding under Title 1 Part A Targeted Assistance Program Grants; Title II Part A Improving Teacher Quality Grants; Perkins Professional Technical Education Grants as well as other federal, state and local sources. Requirements vary from state to state. Contact your local administrator.

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Group Discounts

Available for attendees from the same school system or private practice.

3-5 Attendees 10% off
6-9 Attendees 15% off
10-19 Attendees 20% off
20+ Attendees 25% off
Unlimited Access CD
The pre-recorded webinar on CD will be shipped to you for unlimited viewing.

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RECORDED: Single-Use Version
Grade Levels: 4-12

Grade Levels: 4-12

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Steph Jensen, MS
About the Presenter

Stephanie Jensen, MS 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 a little bit of humor to address challenging behaviors and build positive relationships with kids. She has held positions as classroom teacher, reading specialist, trainer, education consultant and international speaker. She holds a masterís degree in clinical counseling, focusing her efforts on adolescent and family issues. In recent years Stephanie has applied her passion for adolescents to focus on the dynamics of relational aggression, Social-Emotional Learning, and positive behavior interventions. She is the author of Thrive in the Hive: Surviving the Girlís World of Good and Bad Relationship Bee-Haviors, Momís Choice Award-winning Princess Priscilla and the Bully-Bee Day and Princess Priscilla and the Mood Ring Rainbow.