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Flourishing in the Digital Age is a Course

Flourishing in the Digital Age


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Tuesday, March 12, 2024 | Reception: 4:30 - 5:30PM |  Hybrid Lecture: 5:30-7:00PM (ET) 


Murray Room, Yawkey Athletic Center at Boston College, 400 Chestnut Hill, MA 02467 and Online via Zoom


This event is free to the public, please use the promotional code HARRISON24 to register at no cost.

This event is $25 for practitioners seeking CEs for this lecture. As per the credentialing bodies, we can only grant CEs for synchronous attendance of events (online or in-person). Please pay and register for the lecture so that we may keep track of your attendance. Your CE registration status may not be changed after the event.


In this presentation, followed by a question-and-answer forum, Professor Tom Harrison will offer an overview of the Jubilee Centres’ and his own recent research investigating the impact of new and emerging digital technologies on the character and moral development of adolescents. Professor Harrison will outline some of the moral misdemeanors regularly perpetuated and/or experienced by adolescents and how these negatively impact human flourishing. Following this, Professor Harrison will explore how adolescents can be supported to develop digital-wisdom – the ability to ‘do the right thing at the right time while using digital technologies’. Research is starting to show how digital-wisdom education can mitigate some of parents’, teachers’, and wider society's concerns about the impact of digital technologies on the health and well-being of adolescents growing up in the digital age.

Learning Objectives:

  1. Identify diverse moral challenges encountered by adolescents in the digital age, considering their impact on personal development and societal well-being.
  2. Analyze research findings on the influence of emerging digital technologies to identify key factors affecting adolescents' moral development and character formation.
  3. Assess the effectiveness of digital-wisdom education in addressing concerns about digital technologies' impact on adolescent health and wellbeing, considering implications for parents, teachers, and society.

Timeline and Requirements:

This lecture is presenter-led and is a hybrid experience. This will be conducted synchronously online and in person at Boston College (Murray Room, Yawkey Athletic Center, 400 Chestnut Hill, MA 02467) from 5:30-7:00 PM (ET). Prior to the event, attendees are welcome to attend a reception from 4:30 - 5:30 PM (ET) in person at Boston College (Murray Room, Yawkey Athletic Center, 400 Chestnut Hill, MA 02467).

CE Sponsorship: 

Participants must attend the lecture in full and complete the post-event survey to be eligible to receive CEs. This lecture does not offer CEs for other clinicians not listed below.

University Counseling Services of Boston College is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. As a co-sponsor of this program, University Counseling Services of Boston College maintains responsibility for this program and its content. Participants will be eligible to receive 1.5 CE units from University Counseling Services of Boston College.

The Lynch School of Education and Human Development is providing sponsorship for CEUs for Licensed Mental Health Counselors (LMHC). Participants will be eligible to receive 1.5 CE units. These credits are accepted by the Massachusetts Board of Registration for Licensed Mental Health Counselors (Category I contact hours in Content Area I).

This program has been approved for 1.5 Social Work Continuing Education hours for relicensure, in accordance with 258 CMR. NASW-MA Chapter CE Approval Program Authorization Number D 92378-2

Fees & Policies:

This event is free if you are NOT seeking CEs towards your license. If you plan on seeking CEs for this lecture, the cost is $25. Once you have registered for the class, your CE registration status is fixed and can not be adjusted at a later time.  

Payment is due by credit card at registration. Registration closes March 12 at 7:15 pm. Refunds will be granted only up to the time of the lecture. 

This lecture is made possible through the support of Grant 62632 from the John Templeton Foundation. The opinions expressed by these presenters do not necessarily reflect the views of the John Templeton Foundation.

We strive to host inclusive, accessible events that enable all individuals to engage fully. If you need to request an accommodation or ask a question about accessibility, please contact

Additional offerings from the Lynch School Professional & Continuing Education Office can be found on our website

Conflict of Interest Notification

A potential conflict of interest, commercial support, and/or commercial interest applies to sponsoring organizations, the presenter, and the content of the presentation. Participants are advised that the presenter's books are listed on the promotional materials and will be referenced in the professional development. Thus, there are potential biases inherent in accepting inducements that might affect the selection of texts, the use of particular tests, and/or sponsorship of CE courses. During this program, Dr. Tom Harrison will discuss the utility/validity of the content/approach offered as well as the limitations of the approach and the most common (and severe) risks, if any exist.