Connecting online safely

When youths want to turn socializing into screen time, parents often become concerned about online hazards — and all of this is understandable. We’re addressing these issues in our Online Safety and Digital Wellness series. Part one, “Preventing online harm,” looks at how to curb social media abuse and misuse. In this second part, three experts will help us explore this subject further. From the internet’s impact on development to fear of missing out (FOMO), join us for this webinar to learn how youths can cope with and develop healthier approaches to social media, cyberbullying, and more.

Presented in partnership with UBC Faculty of Arts and UBC Faculty of Education.


Jan Hare, PhD’01 — Dean pro tem, Faculty of Education


Ahmed Masood (he/him/his) — UBC Bachelor of Kinesiology student in Neuromechanics and Physiological Sciences, minor in Commerce


Dr. Jenna Shapka (she/her/hers) — Head, Department of Educational Counselling and Psychology (ECPS), Faculty of Education

Dr. Johanna Sam, MSc’14, PhD’21 (she/her/hers) — sessional lecturer, NITEP, Indigenous Teacher Education Program, Department of Educational and Counselling Psychology, and Special Education (ECPS)

Natasha Parent (she/her/hers) — doctoral candidate, ECPS, Faculty of Education

Monday, March 27, 2023
6:00pm–7:00pm PT

Open to everyone. Registration is required.


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Connecting online safely


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