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Tomorrow's Leaders: Social Media & Today's Teenagers

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The Mount School

Dalton Terrace

York

YO24 4DD

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Panel discussion: Tomorrow’s Leaders: Social Media & Today’s Teenagers

Experts will examine the current landscape of social media and what is needed to help young people “win” in an ever-changing environment. The panel of compelling speakers include author Kim McCabe, the NSPCC's Helen Westerman, social anthropologist and award-winning author Ruth Finnegan, digital researcher Jay Owens and an expert in human resources and people development.

Today’s teenagers are simultaneously liberated and hamstrung by social media’s impact on their lives. Endless posting, editing and liking others’ posts celebrates life’s moments while absorbing time, energy and cerebral power. The multiplicative consequences of a viral post can be blissful in praise, devastating in criticism and fatal in bullying.

News consumers are less discerning of news sources, and mainstream media “cater to the echo chamber”, creating an environment with a low threshold for standards of proof or tolerance of nuance. Fairly or unfairly, a millennial’s digital footprint dictates how prospective employers view them as a potential candidate.

This thought-provoking discussion will be of interest to any adult who has a teenager in their life and wants to better understand the challenges faced by this generation.

The discussion panel session is free of charge. There will be a fundraising Coffee&Croissants from 9.30am-10.30am at The Mount, tickets are £7 each (see separate listing) with all proceeds in aid of the NSPCC.

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