Jean Twenge Presents “iGen: Advice for the Smartphone Generation” on 9/27 @ 7:30pm at Emerson Suites

The Park School invites all students, staff, and faculty to join us for an important conversation on the effects of mobile and social media. Mobile and social media has changed the landscape of our society, professional, and personal lives. Jean Twenge will bring her insight and discuss how we can forge ahead as a community with a healthy balance of technology and humanity.

Thursday, September 27th • 7:30pm 20180911153522690_1.jpg
Emerson Suites, Phillips Hall

Jean Twenge, a leading expert of the iGeneration, will will present a public lecture entitled, iGen: Advice for the Smartphone Generation.

Traditional-age college students are now iGen (born after 1995), the first generation to spend their adolescence with smartphones. iGen’ers are growing up more slowly, spend more time online and less time with their friends face-to-face, and are more likely to experience unhappiness, anxiety, depression, and sleep deprivation. We’ll discuss ways to find a balance with technology, leaving time for activities more beneficial for physical and mental health.

Twenge’s visit is a part of the Park School’s Media for Social Responsibility initiative of the Kesh Center for Global Communications Innovation.

Individuals with disabilities requiring accommodations should contact April Johanns at ajohanns@ithaca.edu or (607) 274-1789. We ask that requests for accommodations be made as soon as possible.