Are social networks damaging your mental health? The | Bailey Parnell | TEDxRyersonU

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Getting around our social networks feels like a harmless part of our daily life. But is it really so harmless apparently? According to social media expert Bailey Parnell, our growing and uncontrolled obsession with social media has unwanted long-term consequences on our mental health. As social networks continue to be part of the fabric of modern life, the "digital layer," abstinence is becoming a minor option. Bailey thinks it's time for us to learn to practice social security before it's too late. What are the common triggers? How are they affecting you over time? How can you create a more positive experience online? Bailey covers this and more in "Are social networks damaging your mental health?"

Bailey Parnell was recently named as one of the 100 most powerful women in Canada. She is an award-winning digital marketer, public speaker and talented businesswoman to help people tell better stories. His work and experience have been presented at CBC, CTV and other local Toronto media. Bailey recently founded SkillsCamp, a soft skills training company where they help people develop the essential skills necessary for professional success. He also currently works in digital marketing at Ryerson University.

Bailey is a frequent public speaker who has spoken with more than 10,000 people. He mainly talks about social networks, personal branding and media and mental health. She invited her first MBA class at age 21 and was the youngest speaker at multiple academic conferences. He is currently pursuing his Master's degree in Communication and Culture with a research focus on social networks and mental health, and has an honors degree from the RTA School of Media in Ryerson.

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