Impact of Social Media on Children and Families: The Social and Emotional Well-Being


Instructors: Marcus Stallworth, LMSW & Qur-an Webb, MSW

Date: Friday June 21, 2019

Time: 9:00 AM-3:00 PM

Room: TBD

Cost: $175


The course helps staff, and professionals learn the good, the bad, and the ugly about social media. Strategies and tools for keeping our children safe will be highlighted. In this half-day course, you will examine the impact of social media and technology on today’s society, including its influence on young people’s perceptions of reality and other significant risks. You will discover how to respond to children and families vulnerabilities related to social media and internet safety. Topics include but not limited to internet safety, risk factors, cyberbullying, media marketing and advertisement, legislative advocacy, music’s impact on values and behavior, and the desensitization of violence.

CE Hours 5


About the Instructor:

Stallworth, Marcus | LMSW

Marcus Stallworth, LMSW has been in the field of social work for over 17 years. He worked for child protective services for approximately 13 years. Marcus is a national consultant and trainer for Child Welfare League of America. He is an author of a journal article published in the 23rd volume of Child Welfare League of America’s Children’s Voice.

Marcus has taught at the collegiate level both undergraduate and graduate for the past 10 years. He is currently a professor at University of Bridgeport where he teaches multiple courses including a self-created elective entitled: Social Media: The Good, Bad, and the Ugly. Marcus co-owner of Welcome 2 Reality, LLC where he is the Director of Learning and Organizational Development. His company played an instrumental role in getting legislation passed in Connecticut which now mandates education on the safe use of social media and computer programming instruction in the public school system.

In 2016, Dr. English launched the first pilot of the People’s Police Academy in New York City, an academy slated for citywide rollout with potential for national acceptance. The community-led academy aims to help public safety officers transition into the communities they serve. Her notable awards include The Senator Joseph Galiber Award, The Sojourner Truth Award and the Bethune-Height Recognition Award.


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