Making the Connection Between Youths’ Social Media Use and Their Well-being

Well-being bilingual

presenter: Dr. Valerie Steeves
when: Day 1 – Closing presentation


In the summer of 2016, a group of youth in a small city in Ontario decided they wanted to explore the ways that their media use effected their sense of well-being. Researchers tracked their experiences before, during and after a week-long media fast. This keynote presentation connects these fascinating findings with the concerns raised by teachers about students’ social media use as part of a 2016 survey conducted by the Canadian Teachers’ Federation and MediaSmarts.