EDUCATION

Parents, Teachers & Students

Keeping your head above the rising tide of online risks facing today’s children is one of the biggest challenges (and most time-consuming tasks) you face as parents or teachers.

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Just when you think you’ve got a handle on the latest tech-obsession (be it Fortnite, Snap Chat, Instagram), along comes the next big app, platform or game to keep them perpetually plugged into their devices and checked out of any meaningful communication.

But it’s not their fault. We have a whole generation of kids growing up in a screen-saturated world and parents who are themselves struggling to keep up. Sadly, this cyber-tsunami is having a profound impact on children’s long-term health, development and learning.

Dr Kristy Goodwin is endorsed to provide NSW Education Standards Authority (NESA) Registered Professional Development for teachers accredited at ProficientTeacher.

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And whilst most of us acknowledge that ‘digital amputation’ is NOT the solution, many are at a loss as to what to do.

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You have questions

SO MANY QUESTIONS...

So what ARE the big issues and risks facing kids and teens today? Tech changes so quickly, what should I be most worried about?

How are kids’ digitalised childhoods and adolescence shaping their capacity to learn and impacting their wellbeing?

How do we guide children
to manage these issues for the long term?

And these are just the very tip of the iceberg when it comes to the digital dilemmas facing parents and teachers in the digital age.

Technology is not going away. It touches every aspect of our lives and is having a profound impact on student’s learning.

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It’s time to face the
issues head-on.

Who is Dr Kristy Goodwin?

Dr Kristy is a former teacher, lecturer at Macquarie University and Notre Dame University, author, media commentator and one of Australia’s most sought-after digital health, learning and wellbeing experts. She translates the latest neuroscience and technological research into practical advice and simple strategies for parents and educators. Kristy has spoken to thousands of teachers across the country, from early childhood to tertiary level, about the impact of technology on students’ health, wellbeing and learning. She is a keynote speaker at educational conferences and has delivered hundreds of professional development seminars to educators across Australia. Dr Kristy is also regularly called upon by the media for her expert opinion.

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