Recorded Workshop

Walker Group Exclusive: Technology and the Alpha Generation: Start the Conversation and End the Power Struggles (In-person Workshop)

April 30, 2024 4:00 pm EDT/EST

This Workshop was hosted In-person in The Walker Group Office.

Father and his teenage son spending time together at home.

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About This Workshop

We’ve moved beyond the screen time power struggle. Meet Generation Alpha, the first group of kids who entered the world surrounded by technology. 

Alphas are the children of millennials born from 2010 onwards and are the most tech-savvy generation the world has ever seen. While millennial parents have been learning how to use the latest phones and tablets since their teen years, the oldest Alphas started using these devices before they could talk. 

Alphas will communicate faster than their parents in a global, tech-driven environment. Alphas will grow up to do jobs that don’t yet exist. While digital skills will be important, they will need emotional intelligence and social confidence as well as other skills to succeed in both work and personal relationships. 

At the same time, the U.S. Surgeon General’s Advisory Report indicates that nearly all teens use social media and we cannot conclude it is safe with regard to their mental health. And over half of parents say their kids are “addicted” and, even among young children, craving for screen time is rapidly accelerating. 

Workshop participants will gain practical strategies that both parents and children can use to truly embrace this digital frontier without fear and within reason. Parents can’t learn faster or better than Gen Alpha when it comes to technology – but we can learn with them. Join Peace At Home experts and other parents to consider the issues and define strategies that tackle this challenge with calm, clarity and even optimism. Let’s do this together. 

  • This Workshop was held in The Walker Group office. Download the handouts below.
  • For additional support, check out the Quick Video Solutions Library, Connection = Cooperation Explore the Video Solutions and Handouts for all the classes including Be Your Child’s Calm Center: How Your Emotions Affect Your Child’s Behavior , Positive Connections for More Cooperation 

After this workshop, you will be able to:

  • Recognize the important opportunities as well as challenges of technology for your child
  • Apply effective communication so you can skillfully address the unpredictable nature of online content 
  • Apply effective approaches to supporting  your child’s social life online and off 
  • Identify effects of screen time on brain development and symptoms of digital addiction
  • Apply guidelines for a healthy digital diet and effective approaches to managing screen time in your family

Meet your Instructors

Ruth Freeman

Mental Health, School Age, Relationships,

LCSW

Topics

  • communication
  • screen time
  • social media
  • technology

Age Category

  • School Age
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