Social Media Responsibility With Student Engagement

A photo of a group young people using mobile smartphone outdoors

This webinar occurred on April 14, 2021. It is available on-demand through the Enroll Now button.

For today’s young people, a world with social media is the only one they have ever known. As new research continues to shed light on the impact it can have on social and emotional health, and with an increase in screen time due to the COVID-19 pandemic, it is more important than ever that we understand how young people are using social media and work with them to instill healthy habits.

This webinar will discuss the consequences of increased social media usage during the COVID-19 pandemic on student mental health. Join us to hear perspectives from a student, community-based organization leader, and a school principal. We will discuss strategies for teaching students to address the mental health impacts that social media can have.

Learning Objectives

  • Assess ethical concerns associated with various types of social media use
  • Explain social comparison theories and their role in social media
  • Examine the benefits and drawbacks of the current trends in youth social media use


  • Carleen Wray, Director of the Students Against Violence Everywhere (SAVE) Promise Club initiative at Sandy Hook Promise (SHP)
  • Lena Kalandjian, junior at North Broward Preparatory School in Florida; this year is her fifth year being part of the SAVE Promise Club.
  • Sharmaine Brown, Founder & CEO of Jared’s Heart of Success
  • Michael Williams, Principal at Harold E. Winkler Middle School in Concord, North Carolina
  • Kristin Kuklinski, licensed K-12 School Counselor currently serving students at Harold E. Winkler Middle School in Concord, North Carolina

Continuing Education Credit

This webinar is offered for an NCSS certificate of completion.

Planning Committee

Lena Kalandjian; Carleen Wray; Sharmaine Brown; Michael Williams; Kristin Kuklinski; Phoebe Kulik, MPH, CHES; Carolyn Seiger, MA

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1 hr. 30 min.

Topic Areas

Mental Health, Social Media

Crisis Timeline

Prevention Planning


Mental Health Professionals, Parents & Families, School Personnel