Social Media Webinar

About Anxiety Series

Social Media

A Guide for Teens to Get the Best Out of Social Media
(and Avoid the Worst)

Recorded on May 24, 2022

Resources mentioned in the webinar:

Gratitude Tree

Soothing with Our Senses

Do you like to use social media, but also sometimes find it stressful?

Social Media: A Guide for Teens to Get the Best Out of Social Media (and Avoid the Worst) is the first webinar in the CARES About Anxiety Series presented by the CARES Youth Collective. This webinar is directed at teens and college students, and will also provide advice to parents and educators. It will explore the benefits and drawbacks of social media use and will present practical strategies of how to support oneself when being on social media causes negative emotions, such as anxiety or disconnection.

Learning objectives
  • To understand the research behind the positive and negative consequences of social media use
  • To learn how to maximize the benefits of social media use
  • To learn how to manage negative feelings that may arise after social media use
Who would benefit from attending this webinar?
  • Teens and young adults who use social media and want to maximize its benefits
  • Parents and educators who want to learn about the benefits of social media use for young people and how they can support their teens in using social media most effectively

This webinar is for educational purposes only. It is not a replacement for treatment. If you are concerned about your own or your child’s anxiety, please speak with your primary care physician or contact Teenline Find more options for treatment at

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Meet the Presenters

CARES Youth Collective

The CARES Youth Collective (CYC) is a dedicated group of high school, college, and graduate students who cultivate youth input for CARES content and programs. They join us virtually from all over the world (and timezones!) and are interested in pursuing careers in psychology, education, social work, and more.

This webinar will be a culmination of their work over the last year and presented by:

Payton Ward

Payton is a 2022 UCLA psychology graduate with hopes to pursue a PhD in clinical psychology, and to expand equitable access to adolescent mental health services.

Olivia Croley

Olivia is a junior at UCLA with plans to conduct research while finishing undergrad and then obtain a PhD in clinical psychology.

Leah Lee

Leah is a 2021 UCLA psychology graduate. She plans to expand her research experience by pursuing a PhD in clinical/developmental psychology and later becoming a child clinical therapist.