The Darker Side of Social Media

December 8, 2021
Hosted by Tyler Cohen Wood

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A recent study shows that the pandemic has been associated with a three-fold increase in elevated depression in U.S. adults. Nearly 30% of American adults reported feeling depressed in an October 2021 study, up from 8.5% before the pandemic. Social media can be a major contributing factor. Most of us have probably experienced FOMO (Fear of Missing Out) or feelings of inadequacy when we compare our lives to others on social media, and we've heard about terms like imposter syndrome, but what does imposter syndrome mean and what can we do about it? This week we welcome special guests and co-founders of International Imposter Syndrome Awareness Day Nat Schooler, Kim-Adele Platts, and Lisa Ventura to discuss social media, depression, and imposter syndrome in children and adults and learn the skills you need to protect yourself and your kids from falling prey to social media depression and imposter syndrome.

My Connected Life

My Connected Life

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Everything in our lives is connected to cyber and cybersecurity. This show will help you connect the dots, the cyber dots of your life, so you know how to protect yourself, your family, your health, your finances, your business and your virtual life out there in the connected world. This is the number one issue of our times. How do we know who owns our personal information, who secures it, how it’s shared, and who has control of it?

My Connected Life will help you navigate the world of cyber and offer solutions to your most pressing tech questions. We will discuss the good, the bad and the downright terrifying. Our goal is to support you to make choices, decisions and ultimately give you the information you need to know so you can connect your own cyber dots, now and into the future. Tune in LIVE every Wednesday at 11 AM Eastern Time, 8 AM Pacific on the VoiceAmerica Variety Channel.

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Tyler Cohen Wood

Tyler Cohen Wood

Tyler Cohen Wood is an internationally recognized cybersecurity influencer with over 20 years of highly technical experience, including 13 spent serving the US Department of Defense. As a keynote speaker, 3-time author, national security expert and overall cyber authority, she is relied on to provide unique insight into cyber threats, cyber warfare, mitigating cyber risk and national security. She has been recognized as: Onalytica’s 2021 Top 10 cybersecurity keynote speakers, Cybercrime Magazine’s Top 30 Cybersecurity Experts to Follow in 2021 and The Awards Magazine’s Top 50 Women in Tech Influencers 2021 b. Tyler was Deputy Cyber Division Chief of the Special Communications Division and a Senior Intelligence Officer at the US Defense Intelligence Agency. While at DIA, she developed highly technical cyber solutions affecting current and future intelligence programs. Tyler has helped the White House, DoD and the intel community thwart many threats to US cyber security. Her latest book is Catching the Catfishers: Disarm the Online Pretenders, Predators, and Perpetrators Who Are Out to Ruin Your Life. Tyler has presented keynotes for companies ranging from start-ups to the Fortune 100. Tyler’s expertise has made her a highly sought-after guest on national and local media. She's been featured on Good Morning America, CBS Evening News, ABC World News Tonight, Bloomberg, FOX News, CNN, NBC, WGN, The Wall Street Journal, Washington Post and Huffington Post, among others.

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December 2021

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