Big Ideas is a series of talks addressing some of humanity’s shared challenges and opportunities as we work to advance an emerging global civilization. This series brings together perspectives from the Baha'i writings with current research and experience as well as contemporary discourses on key issues of our time.
Friday, December 8, 2023, 7:30 EST

Speak with a kindly tongue: On-line engagement, social media and youth With Dr. Victoria Talwar

The digital sphere is one that we all increasingly engage in. For children and youth, who are digital natives, it is a significant part of their lives and social engagement. Beyond learning how to interact with peers face-to-face, youth need to learn how to interact on-line. Furthermore, there are perils attached with on-line engagement including cyberbullying and others who may seek to harm. What are the principles that we can use to guide our youth (and ourselves) when engaging in the digital sphere?

Victoria Talwar, PhD, is a James McGill Professor and Interim Dean of the Faculty of Education at McGill University. Her research focuses on children and youth's social-emotional and moral development. She is author of the book The Truth about Lying: Teaching Honesty to Children at Every Age and Stage published by American Psychological Association. Dr. Talwar has given numerous workshops to parents, teachers, social workers, and legal professionals. Among other distinctions and awards, she is a Fellow of the American Psychological Association (Division 7), a Fellow of the Association for Psychological Science, and a Fellow the Royal Society of Canada.

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