Today's kids, teens, and young adults are iGen/GenZ (Born after 1995), the first generation to spend their entire adolescence with smartphones.
iGen adolescents are growing up more slowly and taking longer to engage in adult activities. iGen spends more time communicating electronically, less time with their friends in person, and less time sleeping.
Perhaps as a result, they are more likely to struggle with unhappiness, anxiety, and depression.
This presentation will discuss ways to find a better balance with technology for a healthier and happier life. This one-hour recorded session was prepared exclusively for Claritycon.
- Describe the trends toward adolescents growing up more slowly.
- Describe the changes in mental health among teens after 2012 and their possible connection to the rise of technology.
- State ways to manage technology use.
Jean M. Twenge, Professor of Psychology at San Diego State University, is the author of more than 140 scientific publications and six books, the latest of which is iGen: Why Today's Super-Connected Kids Are Growing Up Less Rebellious, More Tolerant, Less Happy - and Completely Unprepared for Adulthood. She holds a BA and MA from the University of Chicago and a PhD. from the University of Michigan.
Clarity CGC is approved to provide continuing education unit (CEU) credits by the Texas Psychological Association (TPA PD# 2015-01 Exp 2/28/21) and provides continuing education that meets the guidelines outlined for Texas licensed professional counselors, licensed marriage and family therapists and licensed social workers respectively as outlined at www.dshs.texas.gov for CE providers.
Clarity CGC CEU recipients must sign in (or log on) to record their attendance, view the entire presentation and at the conclusion of presentation complete their survey prior to receiving their certificates. CE records for in-person, virtual and on-demand CEU presentation attendees will be maintained by Clarity CGC for at least three years.
Speakers invited to present by Clarity CGC for CEU's have the necessary experience and knowledge to present and provide education related and beneficial to the attendees.