Social Media and Mental Health

Social Media and Mental Health

Parents, caregivers, teens (9th grade and above), and groups working with youth are invited to learn more about what influences are shaping iGen, and how we can harness the positive trends while mitigating the negative ones.

Today’s Youth: Social Media and Mental Health

Three organizations serving local youth present an evening with
Jean Twenge featuring her groundbreaking research on teens and screens

September 27, 2018, Torrance, CA – The Volunteer Center, Torrance Unified School District and South Bay Families Connected are proud to present Today’s Youth: Social Media and Mental Health with noted researcher and author Dr. Jean Twenge on Thursday evening, October 18 at the Torrance High School Auditorium.

Dr. Twenge, a professor of psychology at San Diego State University who has been studying generations for 30 years, nicknamed the generation born after 1995 “iGen.” She the author of iGen: Why Today's Super-Connected Kids Are Growing Up Less Rebellious, More Tolerant, Less Happy-and Completely Unprepared for Adulthood, and her groundbreaking research on teens and screens has been covered in major print and television media.

Parents, caregivers, teens (9th grade and above), and groups working with youth are invited to learn more about what influences are shaping iGen, and how we can harness the positive trends while mitigating the negative ones. Doors will open at 6:00 p.m., with youth wellness resources in the auditorium's lobby, and the presentation will begin at 6:30 p.m. All attendees who register for the event will be guaranteed a seat.

Copies of iGen will be available for purchase at the event. Books can also be ordered online at bit.ly/sbfcpages – 10% of all book sales through this link will be donated to help fund this event. Visit www.southbayfamiliesconnected.org/events/igen for complete details and a link to register.