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Impact of Social Media and Technology on Children & Families

Friday, May 19, 2017
9:00am – 3:30pm

Hartford Campus
School of Social Work, Room 203

This seminar is designed to raise the awareness of social and human services professionals of the impact and potential dangers of social media to children and families. The founders of Welcome 2 Reality, a Connecticut based company that helps individuals and families develop critical thinking about the impact and influence of mass media, will guide participants in an exploration of the benefits and drawbacks that immediate and ongoing access to social media has on learning, connectivity, and interpersonal relationships.

By examining songs, music videos, and advertising, participants will explore the impact of imagery and subliminal messages, understand the correlation between desensitization of imagery and violence on behavior, and learn how to assist clients to make distinctions between fantasy and reality. Participants will learn strategies to help clients identify why they make the choices they do online and provide them with healthy alternatives.


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