Young Brains and Screens: What is the balance?
Melanie Hempe, RN, will discuss the neurological development of the young brain, how screen habits form and conflicts develop in the home and tips for healthy balanced screen use.
The Culture Clash: Social and emotional intelligence in the digital world
Steven Hicks (AP Language teacher, IT Specialist) will provide a teacher’s perspective on what is missing in today’s tech world, the importance of genuine connection with teens and families, and tips on how to develop social and emotional intelligence in our children. "Look Up" video: youtube.com/watch?v=Z7dLU6fk9QY was edited out of this segment since there was a glitch during the presentation.
Growing Up Too Fast: The effect of the virtual world on the hearts of our kids
Dawn Poulterer, CDS High School counselor, will discuss the moral dilemma families face in today’s digital world, the impact of the casual treatment of sexualized media on teens and tips for parents on how to best influence your children.