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Part 2: Growing Up Online: Youth Mental Health in a Modern World

2023 Global Conference

Part 2: Growing Up Online: Youth Mental Health in a Modern World

Wednesday, May 3, 2023
11:50 AM - 12:30 PM PDT
Beverly Hilton - Wilshire Ballroom

Growing up in a radically transformed modern world, the way children and adolescents communicate and consume information all affects their mental health. Though the constant flow of media allows users to connect meaningfully with friends and family, learn new skills, and access health information, digital technology can expose youth to bullying, and contribute to body dysmorphia, anxiety, or suicidal ideation. Now there is a growing movement to ensure youth's safety online and to design tools that foster positive outcomes. With a host of intensified social and environmental issues affecting Generations Z and A, how can we empower children and adolescents to learn emotional regulation, develop creativity, and connect with others in an inclusive environment? How might we lay the foundation for youth to live more resilient, healthy, and meaningful lives?

Savannah Sellers
Anchor and Correspondent, NBC News
Jean Accius
President and CEO, CHC: Creating Healthier Communities
Nina Davuluri
Filmmaker, Activist, Speaker, and Former Miss America
John MacPhee
CEO, Jed Foundation
Michael Preston
Executive Director, Joan Ganz Cooney Center, Sesame Workshop