Time:  Oct 04, 2023
Location:  12:00 PM - 1:30 PM
Location:  Virtual

We’ve all seen the news: rates of anxiety and depression in adolescents have reached alarmingly high levels in recent years. What relationship does digital media use have with anxiety disorders in youth? What are the risk factors for developing anxiety, and what prevention and intervention strategies can parents, caregivers, educators, and clinicians employ to help children build resilience to online and offline stressors?

On Wednesday, October 4 from 12 pm-1:30 pm ET, Children and Screens’ held an “Ask The Experts” webinar “Anxiety: Youth Mental Health and Digital Media,” the first in a set of webinars investigating two of the most common mental health struggles of youth today: anxiety and depression.  A panel of clinical psychologists, child and adolescent psychiatrists, and other experts in anxiety disorders shared clinical insights and current research on the prevalence of youth anxiety and how digital media use may be contributing to it, as well as tips on how adults can support the children in their lives who may be suffering – or at risk of developing – anxiety.


  • Sandra Whitehouse, PhD

    Senior Director; Senior Psychologist Anxiety Disorders Center, Child Mind Institute
  • Erin Berman, PhD

    Clinical Psychologist National Institute of Mental Health
  • Sandra Fritsch, MD

    Medical Director Pediatric Mental Health Institute, Children’s Hospital Colorado
  • Sarah Myruski, PhD

    Assistant Research Professor in Psychology; Associate Lab Director Emotion Development Lab, Pennsylvania State University
  • Henry Willis, PhD

    Assistant Professor Clinical Psychology Program, University of Maryland, College Park

Video and Resources

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