April 2 at 6:30pm - Nashoba Brooks School, 200 Strawberry Hill Rd, Concord - Open to the Public
As children spend more and more time with technology, they are becoming “digitally socialized” - creating their identities online, texting instead of talking, building relationships on social media instead of through face-to-face human interaction. This is a major shift in the way we communicate. At this event, we will explore how research findings and experience are changing the way we think about and use technology. Parents will have an opportunity to ask questions and learn more about how we can embrace technology while also promoting the mental health of our children. Please join us!
Elizabeth Englander, PhD, Director, Massachusetts Aggression Reduction Center, Professor of Psychology, will discuss new research findings on cell phone use in young children.
Danielle Heard, Head of School, Nashoba Brooks Schools, will share how educators are navigating the rapidly-changing tech world and how schools can create innovative policy and practices.
Sharon Maxwell, PhD, Author, will share information and practical tips for raising kids with human values in the digital world.
Irene Todd, Concord parent of four, will share her personal parenting perspective of raising children with smartphones.