Age of Anxiety: Social Media and Mental Health | Newberry

Age of Anxiety: Social Media and Mental Health

Friday, October 12, 2018

9:30 am to 12:30 pm

The Newberry

Stephanie Hansard, Birmingham-Southern College
Full. Waitlist only.
Programs for Teachers
Newberry Teachers' Consortium

Those of us who work with adolescents and young adults are working with the most anxious generation of young people in recent history. Educators and researchers alike believe that social media is a contributing factor to the anxiety epidemic. What exactly does social science research tell us about the link between social media and anxiety? What can we, as educators, do to help our students navigate a social landscape which is simultaneously constantly connected and increasingly isolated? In this workshop, we will discuss several ways in which social media contributes to mental health in general and anxiety specifically. We will also explore how this body of knowledge can be deployed to help our students live happier, calmer lives.

Cost and Registration Information 

Newberry Teachers’ Consortium members may register for this seminar through their designated membership contact as space permits. Non-member educators may register for this seminar by purchasing an individual membership at the time of registration. Registration for all NTC seminars opens Friday, September 7, 2018. For more information about NTC membership, please contact Charlotte Ross, Teacher Programs Manager, at

The seminar will be followed by a catered lunch. Registrants should RSVP for lunch to assist Teacher Programs staff in reducing waste.

A link to the assigned pre-readings for this seminar will be distributed to participants via email.

If you believe you are registered for this seminar but have not received an email confirmation or reminder, please contact Teacher Programs staff.