Social Media and Children's Mental Health (2 CE)
Course Developed By: Jennifer Kolb, LCSW; Social Work Consultant, reviewed and determined the course meets requirements for continuing education in the field of social work. This course is appropriate for masters and clinical level social workers. Jennifer graduated with a Master’s degree in Social Work with a specialization in Marriage and Family Therapy from the University of Louisville, Kentucky. She specializes in school-based psychotherapy with children and adolescents, as well as licensing exam coaching and preparation.
The course provides mental health professionals with an examination between social media and children’s mental health. Specifically, the course highlights key findings within the digital lives of young people and compares the positive impact with online risks and harm. It examines the responses from both parents and policy makers while discussing the scope for further research.
1. Cite key research findings on the digital lives of children and young adults, analyzing time spent online and time spent social networking, as well as emerging trends.
2. Discussion of positive impacts on social media and the online risks and potential harm to mental health and overall wellbeing.
3. Review responses to online risk by both policy makers and parents.