Following up on recent presentations of
“Kids & the Tech/Life Balance”
Now more than ever, technology plays a vital role in all our lives. It keeps us connected and can educate, illuminate and entertain. With increased use, kids can develop an unhealthy dependence on tech as an escape or way to avoid life’s challenges.
Gaming, social media, and streaming entertainment can be fun and relaxing, but moderation can easily slide toward dependence. We’ll provide strategies to help our kids develop a healthy relationship with technology, and skills to practice self-care.
Special guest, Michael Blanche, MSS, LCSW, a counselor specializing in adolescents and young adults, discusses the real-world challenges facing adolescents and young adults.
> Parenting Children in the Age of Screens
Pew Research Center
> Website about the Netflix documentary, The Social Dilemma
> How Electronics Affect Sleep
> Digital 2022: Time Spent Using the Internet
> Common Sense Media
> How and When to Limit Kids’ Tech Use
> How Parents Can Be “The Wall”
> Helping your child make the best use of time online
The Harvard Gazette
> The Concerns About Kids and Screen Time
Very Well Family
> Bark App – Parental Control Tool
> Resources from the producers of Screenagers
> Podcast from the producers of Screenagers
> Is Internet Addiction Real?
Child Mind Institute