The dangerous human impact of social networking

OAK BLUFFS, MA. (January 25, 2020) – MV Community Services’ Island Wide Youth Collaborative (IWYC) in partnership with NAMI MV and the MV Youth Task Force are sponsoring a free at-home virtual screening of the Netflix documentary-drama hybrid “The Social Dilemma” on Friday, January 29th from 6:30 – 8:30 pm.

Directed by Jeff Orlowski, The Social Dilemma is sparking a global conversation on the consequences of our growing dependence on social media, exploring how technology companies have manipulated human psychology with dire consequences for our society.As digital platforms increasingly become a lifeline to stay connected, Silicon Valley insiders reveal how social media is reprogramming civilization by exposing what’s hiding on the other side of your screen.

The event will feature a viewing of the 94-minute film followed by a facilitated live Q and A session featuring:

  • Screenwriter, Vickie Curtis: Writer of The Social Dilemma, Vickie is a filmmaker, writer, and story architect adapting true stories for the stage and screen.
  • Diana Graber: An expert on digital literacy and author of Raising Humans in a Digital World. Diana is also the co-creator of the website
  • Dr. Jessica Fortunato: Dr. Fortunato is a Clinical Psychologist, Professional Coach and Educator. She has provided treatment, supervision and consultation at several hospitals, mental health clinics and schools. Jessica is also founder of The Humedia Project.
  • Janell Burley Hoffman: Author of iRules, International Speaker & Consultant Founder of The Slow Tech Movement & iRules Academy.

RSVP for the event is required. Visit the following link to sign up and receive the zoom link to participate:

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About IWYC:
The mission of MV Community Services’ Island Wide Youth Collaborative (IWYC) is to develop and provide an Island-wide integrated system of behavioral health care that is comprised of local providers and maintains on–island treatment options for our youth, young adults and their families. Formed in 2013, partners of the IWYC include the Youth Task Force, YMCA of Martha’s Vineyard, Martha’s Vineyard schools, the Martha’s Vineyard Hospital and Martha’s Vineyard Community Services, who also serves as the program’s home.

About NAMI MV:

NAMI Cape Cod & The Islands is a 501(c)(3) non-profit membership-based organization. We provide free of charge educational and support programs and services for families and friends of those with mental illness as well as for those individuals with mental illness themselves throughout Cape Cod and the islands of Martha’s Vineyard and Nantucket.

About Youth Task Force:

The Youth Task Force mission is to reduce substance use and other risky behaviors by promoting community-wide health and wellness for youth and families through a cooperative integrated network of youth, parents, health practitioners, health and social service organizations, public officials, educators, law enforcement officers, and other community members.