The Campaign Raising Awareness of Children’s Mental Health
A global advocacy campaign named Human Change has now launched during the World Economic Forum. How does this campaign aim to raise awareness and boost a transformation in the way children approach social media?

The campaign was founded by Margarita Louis-Dreyfus and the focus is on shaping the global health narrative, making the influence of digital devices and social media on children a key topic in health discussions worldwide.

Through the Human Change campaign, it is bringing together experts from various fields to debate issues such as the effects of educational technology, government regulation, and digital addiction on children and future society.

These experts include academics, paediatricians, advocates, practitioners, teachers, parents, and young people.

Experts will gather to discuss how social media is changing young people

It is committed to reshaping the global health narrative and bringing the impact of social media and digital devices on children’s well-being to the forefront of the global conversation on health.

In a series of panel discussions, international experts in psychology, medicine, business, government, and more will gather at Human Change House to debate how digitalisation and social media are changing young people, and how these as adults will shape future society.

Other topics to be discussed include how much ed-tech is too much, do governments have a responsibility to better regulate technology to protect future generations, and what is the impact of digital addiction on the future workforce.

Urgent government action is needed to combat technology addiction 

The audience will hear science-based arguments from Dr. Mitch Prinstein, Chief Science Officer of the American Psychological Association; Dr. Michael Rich, Founder of the Digital Wellness Lab at Boston’s Children’s Hospital; Dr. Stacy Drury, Psychiatrist-in-Chief; and Dr. Jim Winston, Psychologist and Trustee of the Winston Family Foundation.

In addition, panels will feature Human Change’s Dr. Gaia Berstein, Co-Director of the Gibbons Institute of Law Science and Technology at Seton Hall University School of Law, discussing how lessons should be drawn from the tobacco and food industries; and Chris McKenna, CEO and Founder of Protect Young Eyes, on urgent government regulation needed to curb technology addiction.

Bringing together experts such as academics, paediatricians, advocates, and practitioners, with teachers, parents, and young people, work will be done to raise awareness of how children approach social media and how their well-being can be improved.