Dr Michael Carr-Gregg works in private practice, leads and implements the Young and Well Cooperative Research Centre’s digital education program, and is one of Australia’s most prominent child and adolescent psychologists. He was educated in Kenya, New Zealand and Australia and has worked as an academic, researcher and political lobbyist. Michael is the author of nine books, is a columnist for a range of publications, provides parenting advice on Channel 7’s Sunrise program and is a psychologist for the Morning Show with Neil Mitchell on Radio 3AW. He co-founded the world’s first national teenage cancer patients support group, CanTeen, in 1985, is a founding member of the National Centre Against Bullying and is a member of the Commonwealth Government’s Online Safety Consultative Working Group. Michael is a member of the Australian Psychological Society (APS) and is a member of the APS ePsychology special interest group.
Social media can offer many benefits to adolescents, connecting them with friends.