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Snapchat, Instagram, Tumblr, Twitter, Grindr – any of these ring a bell? Technology has the power to affect the health and well-being of everyone, but especially adolescents. It can dramatically influence relationships, mental, emotional and sexual health, sleep, learning capability, and technology dependence, among other things. Gen Z – those born in the mid-1990’s through today – has never known life without technology. Parents and caring adults may be challenged communicating with and guiding adolescents when technology is constantly present and ever-changing. How do youth-serving professionals and parent educators navigate this complicated landscape?

Prime Time program's work to reduce risky sex and aggression among teen girls featured in Prevention Action.
A team led by Barb McMorris is working in two economically disadvantaged schools in the Minneapolis-St. Paul area, training and coaching teachers in a youth-development paradigm that helps young people reach their potential.
Prime Time program's work to reduce risky sex and aggression among teen girls featured in Prevention Action.