In May, Healthy Lamoille Valley hosted several workshops for parents and youth workers on technology’s impacts on youth by world-known speaker, Michael Nerney. Michael explored commonly used apps, impacts on the developing brain, cyberbullying, how to monitor tech time and how to set reasonable boundaries.

Green Mountain Access TV recorded Michael’s presentation at GMTCC for local educators and youth services providers where  participants heard an update on social media, and strategies for effective discussions with adolescents who are immersed in them. Research is just beginning to focus on measurable changes generated in the brain from digital technology; there is already considerable data on the impact on social behaviors, relationships, and self-esteem.  You can watch the video here or click the video below.