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Concerns about adolescents’ mental health were already high before the pandemic, with many reporting increased symptoms of depression, anxiety, and suicide risk. Worries about screen time and social media were also high, with many fearing that tech use could be contributing to mental health challenges. But how do we separate alarming news headlines from kids’ real lives?
In this edWeb podcast, we delve into what the research says about adolescents’ mental health and its associations with digital technology use. We also explore activities to support the social and emotional well-being of middle and high school students who are navigating the challenges and opportunities of the digital world. We highlight lessons that focus on self-awareness, self-management, responsible decision making, relationship skills, and social awareness. Listeners learn about identifying teens who may be most vulnerable, how tech can be used to support mental health, and strategies to deal with social media.
This edWeb podcast is of interest to K-12 teachers and librarians.
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