Webinar: Teens and smartphones

Teens and Smartphones: Exploring young peoples’ views of smartphone etiquette, ‘addiction’ and healthy tech use habits

This webinar will discuss a qualitative research project into teenagers’ views of smartphone dependency and smartphone etiquette. This presentation will be narrative-driven with a focus on the voices of the young people and their experiences of tech use, as well as strategies they use to prevent problematic use. Audience members will be able to reflect on the recommendations from this research study in relation to their own work with young people and individuals who may be experiencing problem technology use.

Date: Wednesday March 10, 2021   

Time: 1:00 - 2:00 p.m.

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Marie -Claire Conlin, MSc (marie-claire [dot] conlin [at] camh [dot] ca) – Marie-Claire is an Education Specialist in the Gambling, Gaming and Technology Use team at CAMH. Marie-Claire has several years’ experience working in adolescent education in the U.K, where she closely supported teenagers with learning difficulties as well as social, emotional and mental health needs. Marie-Claire’s interest in problem gaming and problem technology use developed when she observed how smartphones were changing the ways students engaged with (or disengaged from) learning and how these devices mediated young people’s interpersonal relationships and self-image. In her current role at CAMH, Marie-Claire brings her background in teaching, learning and passion for digital wellbeing to building CPD courses and tools for professionals working in the field of gambling, gambling and technology use. Marie-Claire is also a writer, mentor and advocate for health equity and accessible learning.

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