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Wednesday, September 20, 2023
1 p.m. ET / 10 a.m. PT

I Don’t Know How to Navigate My Child’s Use of Technology

Living in the digital world can be overwhelming. Between the constant use of technology and new and emerging platforms of social media to keep up with, we can be left feeling stressed. This is especially true when it comes to youth utilizing these platforms. For parents, keeping kids safe is a number one priority, and online safety needs to be at the front of our minds. This webinar will focus on providing parents with information about how youth are utilizing online spaces, what social media addictions can look like, and what adults can do to monitor safety online. We will hear from experts, parents, and young adults throughout this panel-style discussion on their experiences with youth technology use.

Join the Center for Resilient Families at Arizona State University and Mental Health America as we discuss:

  • Experiences of parents and youth with technology use
  • How to monitor youth online behavior in healthy ways and have helpful conversations
  • How parents can best keep up with emerging technologies and online spaces where youth may be spending time

Funding for this series is provided by the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration’s National Child Traumatic Stress Network.

Meet the presenters

Dr. Abi Gewirtz is a child psychologist. In addition to being a mother of four, she is a leading expert on helping families cope with trauma, a Foundation Professor in the Psychology Department at ASU, and the author of When the World Feels Like a Scary Place: Essential Conversations for Anxious Parents and Worried Children.

Dr. Jay Crosby is the father and stepfather of three adolescent boys and an educator with over 25 years of teaching experience. Jay received his Bachelor of Arts from Trinity College in Hartford, CT, his Master of Education at Manhattanville College in Purchase, NY, and a Doctorate of Education from the University of Southern California. He now serves as a facilitator with the Parent Support Network and sits on the Youth Mental Health Project board. Jay is an adolescent life coach with ThriveBridge, a company he started in the summer of 2023.

Keegan Lee is an undergraduate honors student and Copland Scholar at The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, studying Psychology and Neuroscience. She has been working in the digital wellness and mental health space for several years to enhance awareness and advocacy through education, research, and innovation. Keegan published "60 Days of Disconnect" — a psychological perspective of our digital world with Dr. Bilal Ghandour, Ph.D. Keegan has also served as the Director of Wellbeing within the Log Off Movement, co-created an international school digital wellness curriculum, founded a global mental health campaign, and is a monthly mental health article writer and podcast host within Log Off. Keegan will always be keen to support digital wellness and mental health and eventually wishes to pursue a Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology.