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#SafeSocial: Social Media's Impact on Mental Health
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Social media has quickly become synonymous with the internet. Studies show the average person spends up to 6h/day on social networking sites. While social media enables connections and collaboration at an unprecedented scale, there’s also a dark side to this networked world that’s laced with addiction, depression, harassment, and more. By every measure, social media is a risky behaviour like sex, drugs, or alcohol. Since it’s not going anywhere, abstinence is not an option, but you can practice #SafeSocial. How is this activity we spend so much time doing actually affecting how we think and feel? What is happening out there in the social media world and how is it affecting the mental health of us and our youth? Adapted from its original TEDx talk, this talk will draw from research and experience to illustrate the current social media landscape, explain the effects it has on us every day, and provide 5 steps towards #SafeSocial.

By the end of this talk, participants will be able to:
Understand the connection between risky behaviours like sex and drug, and social media use
Describe at least 3 major factors on social media that create the environment for mental health issues to arise (stressors)
Explain up to 6 negative effects or “risks” of using social media to your mental health
Identify 5 Steps Towards #SafeSocial for improving your experience online
We just had an Empathy talk with Bailey Parnell, and it was INCREDIBLE! I didn't know what to expect, but it definitely surpassed any expectations I did have. She was engaging and the workshop was both interactive and required listening. 10/10 would do it again!
Shira Steinberg
Employee Experience Specialist, Masterclass
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Had the opportunity to experience a presentation from Bailey Parnell herself. Though done remotely, her energy came through and distance didn't detract from the validity of her points. Lots of good takeaways and insights to help myself and my company improve. Specifically, Bailey had very relatable examples and a jocular delivery. Virtual communication skills is a dry topic, but she brought it to life in an exceptional way. She recognized the challenge of keeping everyone engaged and had interactive elements to do so. Looking forward to future sessions.
Ryan Segovich
Associate Director of Digital Media,
Keypath Education Global
Bailey was the speaker in a fireside chat for Spark Centre’s Startup Grind event, and we could not have been more impressed. Not only was Bailey an absolute pleasure to deal with leading up to the event, but she did an incredible job of engaging the audience, along with providing extremely valuable and relevant advice and feedback to our community of entrepreneurs. She was able to touch on so many important points and topics and our audience found it very insightful and helpful. Thank you so much Bailey, and I look forward to working with you again!
Kailee Somers
Spark Centre, Events Specialist
This year, I had the pleasure of working with Bailey Parnell while planning the annual Women’s Leadership Symposium with Rotman Commerce Women in Business at the University of Toronto. Our past conferences and networking events had been lacking in focus on the importance of soft skills, especially as business students. Bailey did an excellent job helping us incorporate soft skills training, by hosting a captivating and informative talk, teaching students about the importance of ’Networking’, and how to do it effectively. All of the students benefited immensely and we got great feedback about how well-run it was! Bailey did a fantastic job of engaging students and leaving them with knowledge and skills that are applicable in their daily lives. Throughout the whole process, Bailey was responsive, efficient, and a pleasure to work with overall. I highly recommend!
Tanya Stojovic
Operations at Wealthsimple; Formerly Conference Director at Rotman Commerce Women in Business
We had Bailey Parnell speak to over 800 students about Professionalism in the Workplace as part of our professional development event for Ignite, the University of Windsor’s Work Study program. Bailey’s talk was engaging, fun, and informative. Her emphasis on the importance of communication, teamwork, and resourcefulness allowed our students to gain a holistic understanding of what it means to be a professional in today’s world of work. Her “Millennial Mistakes” piece was especially eye-opening and relatable. I am sure Bailey’s teachings will prove to be incredibly useful for our students as they embark on their new Work Study jobs
Sydney Murray
Program Coordinator - Ignite; Peer Advising & VIP Career Development & Experiential Learning, University of Windsor
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