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Understanding Social Media Use of Youth in Care

Jodi Dworkin, Ph.D.
Samantha LeBouef, M.A.
WHEN Thursday, May 13th 2021
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM (CST)
COST $18.00 per person

Recording Notes: This AdoptEd webinar will be added to our library. The live event could be cancelled for low attendance, or an unforeseen circumstances.
Audience: Parents & Professionals
Level: (Intermediate)
Ages addressed: 6-18

For many young people, social media has become a central and often positive, part of their lives - creating opportunities to connect with friends and to explore new parts of their identity. And sometimes youth are also exposed to risks online. 

In this webinar, participants will gain an understanding of:
• What’s normal for teen social media use
• Benefits of social media use for teens
• How to be safe on social media sites and some of the dangers to look out for

Participants will also have the chance to see social media site demonstrations: how they work and how to set privacy controls.

Jodi Dworkin, Ph.D. is a Professor and Extension Specialist at the University of Minnesota in the Department of Family Social Science. She earned her Ph.D. in Human Development and Family Studies from the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign. She has been studying the role of technology in family relationships and the use of technology specifically for parenting for more than 10 years and has published more than 50 articles on parent-child relationships.

Samantha LeBouef, M.A. is a doctoral student in the Department of Family Social Science at the University of Minnesota. She earned her MA in the same department. Samantha will co-present, her research focuses on technology and family relationships and she has been engaged in this area of scholarship for the past 5 years.

Registration for this webinar will end 2 hours before the webinar begins.

If you are in need of closed captioning for this live webinar, please contact at least 48 hours before the live webinar.