Adolescents today occupy a different social space than any previous generation. Technology and social media have changed behavior and relationships, and there are many psychological consequences including rising levels of loneliness, depression, and suicide. As counselors we must recognize the changed world our children inhabit, and develop new strategies for helping teens and those who relate to them. How counselors can best respond to this new social space and original research on the impact of social media in several cultures will be covered.
Byars, Jonna; Imhoff, Brad; and Borislavova White, Daria, "The New Adolescent: How Social Media Has Changed the Landscape and How Counselors can Respond" (2019). Faculty Publications and Presentations. 133.