Youth and Social Media

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From the NC 4-H Healthy Living YouTube channel:

“Tamika Gilchrist, Substance Use Prevention Specialist, and Virginia Johnson, Substance Use Prevention Director, have a dialogue about the advantages and potential dangers of using social media for today’s youth such as communication with friends, online privacy and meeting people online, health concerns such as lack of sleep, and being media literate.

The NC Empowering Youth and Families Program (EYFP) focuses on opioid prevention education for youth ages 10-14 and their caregivers in rural North Carolina. The goals of our program are to reduce youth substance use in rural North Carolina, to improve parenting skills of caregivers to assist youth in making healthy choices, to improve family relationships, and to empower families to lead community change to leverage support for healthier lifestyles within those communities. On-demand video content that supports these goals will be available on our website to expand the impact of EYFP into communities around North Carolina and the US.

Brought to you by North Carolina 4-H, NC State Extension Family & Consumer Sciences Program, East Carolina University, and SAMHSA

Please visit Opioid Prevention NC for additional information.”