Our world is getting more virtual by the minute, with social media and digital technologies more prevalent than ever. Research from the Health Behaviour in School-aged Children (HBSC) study and other studies have identified social media use as an emerging priority health issue for youth.

We all know what social media is, but how often do we think of social media use in terms of a health behavior? And what can we do to promote healthy social media use among youth?

Join us throughout October for the “Connected: Youth Health in a Digital World” webinar series, organized by the Public Health Agency of Canada and the Pan-Canadian Joint Consortium for School Health.

These webinars will aim to raise awareness of social/digital media use as a youth health behaviour with each webinar highlighting discussion on this topic from a different perspective.

Webinar descriptions are available on each page and can be accessed through the following registration links:

  1. Promoting Healthy Digital Media Use Among Children and Youth – October 5th 2022, 1- 2 pm EST
  2. Researcher Perspectives on Youth Health in a Digital World  – October 12th 2022, 1-2 pm EST
  3. NGO Perspectives on Youth Health in a Digital World – October 19th, 2022, 1-2 pm EST
  4. Youth Perspectives on Youth Health in a Digital World – October 26th, 2022, 1-2 pm EST

Presentations will be in English with simultaneous interpretation available in French.

We hope you can join us for one or all of the webinars!