Teens Talk Tech: Social Media & Families in the Digital Age

Mackintosh-Corry Hall Room B201

Interested in how social media use may be impacting your family?

Join Queen's University expert Valerie Michaelson, and the eQuality Project's Valerie Steeves as they explore how the rise of social networking has impacted:

  • interpersonal relationships
  • academic achievement
  • teen dating
  • bullying

You will also hear from a group of local teens who put away their smartphones for a week as part of the #DisconnectionChallenge. They will reflect on their time offline and how it helped them explore how technology was affecting their connection to themselves, to others, and to nature. 

Further resources:

The eQuality Project is a partnership of scholars, research and policy institutes, policymakers, educators, community organizations, and youth that inform digital economy policies, especially privacy, and reinvigorate the cyberbullying debate by identifying evidence-based policies that promote healthy relationships and respect for equality online.

Mediasmarts.ca has been developing digital and media literacy programs and resources for Canadian homes, schools and communities since 1996. Through its work it supports adults with information and tools so they can help children and teens develop the critical thinking skills they need for interacting with the media they love.