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December 9. 2019 Dinner Meeting: Stephen Smith “Social Media: Adolescents and Their New Digital Reality”
December 9, 2019 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm$25 – $55
Monday – December 9, 2019 – “Social Media: Adolescents and Their New Digital Reality”” (2 CEUs for Licensed Psychologists) Speaker: Stephen Smith, M.Ed.
LOCATION: Receptions, Inc. 10681 Loveland-Madeira Road, Loveland, OH 45140
(Easily accessible off I-275 @ Exit 52 Loveland/Indian Hill exit)
TIME: 6:00 p.m. – Cash Bar 6:20 p.m. – Dinner – 7:00 – 9:00 p.m. – Program
COST: $50 CAPP members, $55 non-CAPP members, $40 Teachers/Educators, $25 students*
*(no CEUs for student rate; student ID required)
Speaker: Stephen Smith, M.Ed.
The impact of social media on our culture and especially on adolescents and their mental health has been widely discussed. From bullying and teen suicide to concerns about privacy issues and risky online behaviors, the lives of our patients, whether adolescents or adults (especially those with children) has been significantly changed by the explosion of social media. As psychologists, we often find it difficult to keep up with the latest trends and technology. With his strong background in education and technology, Steve Smith has the IT savvy and communication skills to bring us up to date on the current status of online tech and its impact on adolescents and their families.
Objectives : This program will :
• Review teen apps while defining how we have become a distracted society over the last 10 years due to the design of each application.
• Discuss the future impact of sending inappropriate images and words via technology.
• Examine how the lack of online privacy impacts the lives of teens.
• Illustrate how teen mental health can be impacted by the overuse/misuse of social media.
Stephen Smith started his career as a high school teacher and coach. In 1981, he changed professions and started a new career at NCR Corporation in Dayton, Ohio as writer and director of video-based and interactive programs related to computer technology. Leveraging this knowledge — he joined the video and film production business at Multimedia Entertainment/Broadcasting and later as a partner in the Paradigm Communication Group before joining the IT Consulting business in 1999. Following a 17-year career at Cincinnati Bell Technology Solutions, Steve retired and started A WIRED FAMILY, LLC with his wife, Mary Beth, a former teacher, to help educate communities on the impact of technology and social media on teens and tweens. Today, Steve has spoken to over 340,000 people; including students, health care professionals, businesspeople and others on the growth of mobile computing and the potential impact on teen mental health. Steve also completed a book on the topic titled: SOCIAL MEDIA: YOUR CHILD’S DIGITAL TATTOO. A 2018 updated version will be available in the spring of 2018.
Steve has a Bachelor of Fine Arts Degree from the University of Cincinnati’s Design, Art, Architecture & Planning program; a master’s degree in Education & Communication from Xavier University; Executive Certification in Leadership & Management from The University of Notre Dame and a master’s certificate in Internet Marketing from the University of San Francisco. Steve is currently President and Managing Partner of A Wired Family, LLC.