Secret apps, code words, dating apps – together with little or no guidance – may all add up to a dangerous experience on social media. One risky post or socially awkward moment can leave tweens and teens open to severed friendships, social exclusion, cyberbullying, predators – and even extortion.
Gain an understanding of the landmine students must navigate on social media during this informative 90-minute webinar with Catava Burton, an Education Specialist and Certified Trauma Practitioner. Discover how social apps can serve as gateways to trauma, mental health disorders and suicide.
Viewers will gain an understanding of how trauma associated with social media can result in PTSD and anxiety, what the sings are and how these conditions can affect a student’s ability to learn. Discover strategies to help students avoid social media drama, and while gaining critical insights for dealing with these issues – in a ways that do not trigger liability for the educator or the school.
- Examine popular apps and secret apps
- Understand code words used social media
- Discover how social media can be a gateway to trauma
- Know signs of PTSD and anxiety that may be triggered by social media
- Recognize signs of suicidal thoughts and tendencies
- Understand the effects social media-induced trauma can have on the brain
- Learn best practices for teaching students suffering from this trauma
About the Presenter
Catava Burton is the Prevention Services Specialist for Henrico County Public Schools providing oversight to the Behavior Support Team and Positive Behavior Support & Supports. She possesses 19 years experience in psychology with a focus on mental health, trauma, and human development. Catava is also a certified trauma practitioner, blogger for The Mighty, and featured as a 2017 Human of Richmond.