Canada at the Cutting Edge of Innovation: Social Media Use Among Adolescents (Rebroadcast) (WMT2-E07)

Product code: WMT2-E07

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June 19, 2023

1:30 pm to 2:30 pm (ET)

English, with interpretation in French

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All public servants at all levels



Children and teenagers are spending an increasing amount of their daily lives connected to smartphones and social media, which, for some, has raised concerns about how digital technology is influencing their personal development.

Revisit this fascinating event which featured a presentation and fireside chat about how exposure to digital technology and social media is influencing the health and development of our children.

This inspiring conversation included valuable perspectives about social media use among adolescents, how early, daily, and online experiences influence their health and development, and how new research can help to inform policies and interventions designed to promote the healthy development in people of all ages.

Learn more about the series Canada at the Cutting Edge of Innovation.


  • Candice Odgers, Associate Dean for Research and Professor of Psychological Science and Informatics at the University of California Irvine and Co-Director of the Child and Brain Development Program at the Canadian Institute for Advanced Research (CIFAR)


  • Candice St-Aubin, Vice-President, Health Promotion and Chronic Disease Prevention Branch, Public Health Agency of Canada
Date modified: 2023-03-20