8.31.21 Public Class Recording and Handout

Lesson Details

This presentation will address the use and over-use of technology used for homework, leisure, socializing and the challenges it presents to families. Learn practical strategies parents and children can use to truly embrace this new digital frontier without fear and within reason. Included will be strategies to:

  • Teach your children digital citizenship
  • Develop an open conversation for the unpredictable
  • Help your child develop a strong moral filter        
  • Support your child’s social life online and off

Course Lessons

This presentation will address the use and over-use of technology used for homework, leisure, socializing and the challenges it presents to families. Learn practical strategies parents and children can use to truly embrace this new digital frontier without fear and within reason. Included will be strategies to:

  • Teach your children digital citizenship
  • Develop an open conversation for the unpredictable
  • Help your child develop a strong moral filter        
  • Support your child’s social life online and off

8.17.21 Public Class Recording and Handouts

Lesson Details

Screen time is a red-hot issue between parents and children. Parents complain they can’t get screen time under control and kids can’t seem to get enough. Over half of parents say their kids are “addicted” and, even among young children, craving for screen time is rapidly accelerating. 

Class participants will learn practical solutions to this growing challenge.  

Participants will be able to: 

  • Identify the opportunities and challenges of screen time 
  • Recognize ways that parents may contribute to the problem 
  • Identify effects of screen time on brain development and symptoms of digital addiction 
  • Identify screen free zones for your family 
  • Apply guidelines for a healthy digital diet and effective approaches to managing screen time in your family

Course Lessons

Screen time is a red-hot issue between parents and children. Parents complain they can’t get screen time under control and kids can’t seem to get enough. Over half of parents say their kids are “addicted” and, even among young children, craving for screen time is rapidly accelerating. 

Class participants will learn practical solutions to this growing challenge.  

Participants will be able to: 

  • Identify the opportunities and challenges of screen time 
  • Recognize ways that parents may contribute to the problem 
  • Identify effects of screen time on brain development and symptoms of digital addiction 
  • Identify screen free zones for your family 
  • Apply guidelines for a healthy digital diet and effective approaches to managing screen time in your family

05.11.21 MIT Class Recording & Handouts

Lesson Details

This interactive presentation will address the use and over-use of technology used for homework, leisure, socializing and the challenges it presents to families. Learn practical strategies parents and children can use to truly embrace this new digital frontier without fear and within reason. Included will be strategies to: 

  • Teach your children digital citizenship 
  • Develop an open conversation for the unpredictable 
  • Help your child develop a strong moral filter 
  • Support your child’s social life online and off  

Course Lessons

This interactive presentation will address the use and over-use of technology used for homework, leisure, socializing and the challenges it presents to families. Learn practical strategies parents and children can use to truly embrace this new digital frontier without fear and within reason. Included will be strategies to: 

  • Teach your children digital citizenship 
  • Develop an open conversation for the unpredictable 
  • Help your child develop a strong moral filter 
  • Support your child’s social life online and off  

Socializing Online: Navigating the Digital Social Scene

Lesson Details

Social media and online interactions are a huge part of our children's social lives. Trying to keep up with all of the apps and trends can feel like an exhausting game of whack-a-mole. The good news is that the key to navigating the risks and rewards of your child's online social life is regular, clear, and respectful conversations that happen when you communicate your curiosity and trust about an area of their lives you may only get rare glimpses into.

Learn how to: 

  • Support your child’s online social life
  • Teach your child safe practices 
  • When to step in and when to step out

Course Lessons

Social media and online interactions are a huge part of our children’s social lives. Trying to keep up with all of the apps and trends can feel like an exhausting game of whack-a-mole. The good news is that the key to navigating the risks and rewards of your child’s online social life is regular, clear, and respectful conversations that happen when you communicate your curiosity and trust about an area of their lives you may only get rare glimpses into.

Learn how to: 

  • Support your child’s online social life
  • Teach your child safe practices 
  • When to step in and when to step out

Raising Digital Natives: When to Hover and When to Step Back

Lesson Details

This presentation will address the use and over-use of technology used for homework, leisure, socializing and the challenges it presents to families. Learn practical strategies parents and children can use to truly embrace this new digital frontier without fear and within reason. Included will be strategies to:

• Teach your children digital citizenship

         • Develop an open conversation for the unpredictable

         • Help your child develop a strong moral filter

         • Support your child’s social life online and off 

Course Lessons

This presentation will address the use and over-use of technology used for homework, leisure, socializing and the challenges it presents to families. Learn practical strategies parents and children can use to truly embrace this new digital frontier without fear and within reason. Included will be strategies to:

• Teach your children digital citizenship

         • Develop an open conversation for the unpredictable

         • Help your child develop a strong moral filter

         • Support your child’s social life online and off 

Raising Digital Natives: Safety and Red Flags

Lesson Details

Finding a balance between protecting your child, and giving them the independence to learn and socialize online comes down to practicing safe online interactions and knowing the warning signs to watch out for. This class will give you the information you need to initiate honest and open conversations with your child about staying safe and the risks and benefits of the digital world in a way that communicates confidence and trust.

This class will cover: 

  • Major concerns
  • Red flags to look for 
  • Strategies for safe interactions

Course Lessons

Finding a balance between protecting your child, and giving them the independence to learn and socialize online comes down to practicing safe online interactions and knowing the warning signs to watch out for. This class will give you the information you need to initiate honest and open conversations with your child about staying safe and the risks and benefits of the digital world in a way that communicates confidence and trust.

This class will cover: 

  • Major concerns
  • Red flags to look for 
  • Strategies for safe interactions

Manage Screen Time: End the Power Struggles

Lesson Details

Screen time is a red-hot issue between parents and children. Parents complain they can’t get screen time under control and kids can’t seem to get enough. Over half of parents say their kids are “addicted” and, even among young children, craving for screen time is rapidly accelerating. Class participants will learn practical solutions to this growing challenge. 

Participants will be able to:

  • Identify the opportunities and challenges of screen time
  • Recognize ways that parents may contribute to the problem
  • Identify effects of screen time on brain development and symptoms of digital addiction
  • Identify screen free zones for your family
  • Apply guidelines for a healthy digital diet and effective approaches to managing screen time in your family

Course Lessons

Screen time is a red-hot issue between parents and children. Parents complain they can’t get screen time under control and kids can’t seem to get enough. Over half of parents say their kids are “addicted” and, even among young children, craving for screen time is rapidly accelerating. Class participants will learn practical solutions to this growing challenge. 

Participants will be able to:

  • Identify the opportunities and challenges of screen time
  • Recognize ways that parents may contribute to the problem
  • Identify effects of screen time on brain development and symptoms of digital addiction
  • Identify screen free zones for your family
  • Apply guidelines for a healthy digital diet and effective approaches to managing screen time in your family

Technology and Young Children: How Much is Too Much?

Lesson Details

Screen time is increasing rapidly, and parents are wondering, how much is too much?  This flash class will share the current screen time recommendations for young children and address why limiting screen time is important. We’ll offer guidelines for choosing high quality media as well as alternatives to the virtual babysitter. 

Course Lessons

Screen time is increasing rapidly, and parents are wondering, how much is too much?  This flash class will share the current screen time recommendations for young children and address why limiting screen time is important. We’ll offer guidelines for choosing high quality media as well as alternatives to the virtual babysitter.