Welcome to the Healthy Behaviours in an Online World conference!

A smiling student sits at her laptop, working in the Huron library.

The internet and its various social media platforms are a key part of life in today’s society, particularly for youth. Unfortunately, when researchers attempt to develop knowledge and tools for using the internet in a healthy, safe, and productive way, youth are often left out of the conversation. We aim to remedy this.

The Healthy Behaviours in an Online World conference annually brings intermediate and post-secondary students and educators together in an interactive format to discuss and share research on salient topics related to the use of social media in our day to day lives. Presentations are given by senior university students from Huron University College, and intermediate students and their teachers are invited to share their thoughts.

The HBOW conference was jointly developed by Huron University College’s Psychology Department and the Thames Valley District School Board’s Safe Schools Team.