Join us on October 25 in the ES Creativity Space for a coffee morning hosted by our ES Counselors and our ES Technology Coach as they share expertise and facilitate a parenting dialogue about the trending topic of “Social Media: Parenting in the Digital Age”.
Parenting in the digital age involves great opportunities, as well as a myriad of challenges. The virtual world of social media can be, all at once, mysterious, confusing, rewarding, overwhelming and desperately important to our globally connected children.
In this workshop we will delve into the advantages and perils of parenting children as they learn to navigate social media:
- What can parents do to define how our children will understand and access social media?
- What does the research say about young people and social media?
- What limits or boundaries might we consider to support our children?
- How do the brains of pre-adolescents and adolescents navigate the online world and why are young people more susceptible to taking risks in an online environment?
Perspectives from the work of cyber-psychologist Dr Mary Aiken, relational aggression expert Rachel Simmons as well as social media and relationship researcher/authors Mary Jo Sales and Dr Michele Borba will be shared, as well as valuable time for parents to connect and speak about their own experiences and perspectives on raising kids in a digital world.
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