Self-image in the social eye

Cognita Venue 2

11:00 am - 11:40 am

Wellbeing Summit

Even as this generation embraces the beauty of difference more than any other, conformity still has a vice-like hold. Thanks to the power of social media and the addictive nature of the ‘like’ button, young people are facing an identity crisis. Success is measured in new, more diverse ways – presenting both an opportunity and a threat – and young people’s lives are open to scrutiny and judgment like never before.

This session will examine the pressures of success online and offline, and the true impact of living life through followers. We’ll hear from those who’ve lived in the eye of the storm as they share their survival techniques, and we’ll ask what role educators can play in creating the resilience young people need.