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Revealing 2023’s Biggest Trends with Students, Tech and Social Media

Monday, July 31
10:35 am - 10:55 am CT
Room: Eagle Ballroom

Without a doubt, social media has one of the biggest influences on students’ well-being, and students’ attitudes and behaviors around technology are evolving as fast as digital devices themselves. During this session, The Social Institute will share results from the world’s largest school survey about students, teens, and social media. Learn what tens of thousands of students across the country think about the most popular apps, the role of technology in school culture, how they would navigate difficult yet common social situations that involve technology, and more.

Attendees will learn:

  • The latest ways 4th-12th grade students navigate and socialize online
  • Key gender differences in attitudes, thoughts, and behaviors online
  • Strategies school leaders are using to implement digital citizenship that students respect
Chelsea Lopez
Chelsea Lopez
Sr. Partnerships Specialist, The Social Institute

Chelsea Lopez is a digital native with over 5 years of experience in education, K-8. She began her teaching career as a Special Education teacher before taking on the role of Intervention Coordinator. In her time in education, she was also a middle school cheerleading coach, softball coach, and assistant athletic director. At The Social Institute, she helps develop and support partnerships with schools across the country to empower their students to navigate the ever-evolving intersection of student well-being, social media, and technology. She has presented at CSCA, TCEA, and other leading education conferences.