Screens: A Youth-Led Guide to Mental Health in the Age of Social Media

Hot Issues in Health 2023 Breakout Session

December 14, 2023

From bullying to hate speech to sleep disruption, research has shown that social media affects the development of children and adolescents. 

Policymakers and parents certainly have a role to play. But ultimately, the actions of young people themselves will have the greatest impact. Join CHI for a brief presentation on what the research says about social media and young minds, followed by a panel discussion centering the voices of young Coloradans. 

  • Emily Johnson, Director of Policy Analysis, CHI 
  • Suman Mathur, Program Manager, CHI 
  • Alli Daley, Policy Director, Partners for Children’s Mental Health 
  • Youth leaders from the Youth Council on Mental Health and Colorado Youth Congress 

Bonus: Watch Our Produced Video of Teens Discussing Social Media