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The Dark Web and Teen Substance Use

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What is the dark web? How are teens and adults using it? Why has this part of the internet become a place for secretive interactions around alcohol and other drugs? Join prevention specialist Deirdre Flynn to explore challenging and evolving health implications associated with the dark web, particularly issues related to teen substance use. You will come away with a better understanding of the dark web’s reach and influence as well as insights into how its systems can be leveraged in positive ways—to promote health and prevent risky behaviors including substance use.

Objectives
- Understand differences among the clear, deep and dark webs and the potential risks and rewards of each
- Learn how and why the dark web is used in relation to alcohol and other drugs
-Explore how the dark web can be utilized in efforts to prevent teen substance use

Presenters: 
Deirdre Flynn

A former K-12 teacher and youth sports coach, Deirdre Flynn serves as manager of field operations for FCD Prevention Works, part of the Hazelden Betty Ford Foundation. She joined FCD Prevention Works in 2012 as a prevention specialist, working with students, parents and school faculty and staff. Flynn holds a bachelor’s degree in history from Rutgers University and is currently enrolled in a master’s program.

RSVP Required
Date & Time: 
Wednesday, April 7, 2021 11:00 am
Cost: 
Free
Location: 
Virtual

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