Parenting in the Digital Age
May 7, 2019 6:00-7:30
We'd like to thank all the parents who joined us May 7 for our Tech Talk workshop. We enjoyed the thoughtful conversation about the benefits, drawbacks, and challenges of parenting in the digital age. While we covered a lot of ground, we also feel that we've just scratched the surface of a complicated and important topic. We look forward to future opportunities to talk, learn, and problem-solve together.
Here are the resources discussed at the workshop... with more to come! The student survey data is not yet organized for sharing, but we will post it here as soon as it's ready.
Family Technology Contracts
Forget Screen Time: Lean In To Parenting Your Wired Child
An NPR interview with author Jordan Shapiro, who advocates for parents mentoring their child to have a healthy relationship with tech, rather than a “just say no” approach.
Media Mentors, Not Media Police
An international school teacher describes the role of parents as media mentors.
Dopamine, Smartphones, and You: A battle for your time
Trevor Haynes, Department of Neurobiology at Harvard Medical School, explains some of the brain mechanisms activated by technology use.
Why Social Media is Not Smart for Middle School Kids
The founder of Families Managing Media writes about how middle school development and social media can be a challenging combination.
I’m 14, and I quit social media after discovering what was posted about me.
A teenager reflects on the impact of finding out her digital footprint had already been formed -- by her parent’s posts.
Do Not Disturb: How I Ditched My Phone and Unbroke my Brain
A NY Times columnist struggles to define and limit his relationship with his phone.
10 Reasons Teens Have So Much Anxiety Today
By a social worker contributing to psychologytoday.com.
May 14, 2019 6:00-7:30
Join us Tuesday, May 14 to watch Screenagers. This award-winning film will provoke questions, raise awareness, and inspire you to think critically about the role of media in your kids’ lives. We’ll have a short discussion after the film. Feel free to bring your friends and neighbors!
We invite all parents to come, and to bring children ages 10 and up. To decide if this movie is right for your children's viewing, please first: