273 - Technology and Kids: How to Limit Social Media's Impact on Mental Health in Today's World
Julie Scelfo is the Founder/Executive Director of Get Media Savvy, a nonprofit using pop culture to establish a healthy media environment for kids and families. She is an award-winning journalist, a former New York Times staff writer, a media ecologist, an author, and a parent.
Scelfo was moved to start Get Media Savvy after reporting on the youth mental health crisis and seeing suicidality affect children at ever-younger ages, and recognizing how a multitude of factors—including absent regulations and the lack of widespread media literacy—has created an unhealthy, unsafe media environment. In this episode Scelfo talks with Minaa B about how her coalition works to create a widespread cultural shift so everyone recognizes the existence of the media environment and its central role in human affairs.
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The Verywell Mind Podcast is produced by:
Minaa B, LMSW -- Host
Kristen Altmeyer -- VP/GM, Verywell Mind
Jeremiah McVay -- Podcast Producer/Editor