How Teens Really Feel About Social Media

Mar 13, 2023

10:00am – 11:00am CT

Recording: How Teens Really Feel About Social Media, Mar 13, 2023

The United States has declared a youth mental health crisis, and the role of technology has a massive impact on how kids feel about themselves. Social media specifically has become ingrained with how teens build identity and community, but research has shown that it also exacerbates feelings of depression and anxiety. Big Tech leaders themselves understand that and have gone to great lengths to hide it. Join Common Sense Media Founder/CEO Jim Steyer, Facebook Whistleblower Frances Haugen, University of California-Irvine researcher Dr. Dawn Bounds, and teen activist Sage Hirschfeld for a riveting conversation as they outline how the tech industry can take tangible action towards making social media a safer place for kids' mental health and development.

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Dawn Bounds

University of California, Irvine

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Frances Haugen

Beyond the Screen

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Sage Hirschfeld

Duke University

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Jim Steyer

Common Sense

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