Raising Your Child in a Digital World
February 25 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pmFree
Dr Kristy Goodwin, a digital parenting educator, author and researcher and mum, translates the latest research about how technology is shaping childhood into essential information for concerned parents. Dr Kristy helps parents make informed decisions about how to best manage screen-time at home (so that it doesn’t always end in ‘scream time’), without banning the iPad, or unplugging the TV! Parents will understand the latest risks to children’s online safety (including current cyber-safety threats, pornography exposure, introduction of phones and social media), as well as the health, learning and development implications of young children (5-12 years) growing up in a world of screens.
Kristy will share her simple formula to determine healthy screen-time limits and will arm parents with a host of strategies and ideas to help kids develop healthy technology habits. Dr Kristy will explain how technology is impacting children’s learning, sleep, social, language, play, physical skills and their vision, hearing and posture and will arm parents with practical strategies about how to best raise kids in a digital world. Parents will learn how to get the most out of their child’s screen-time so they can finally put a rest to the guilt and guesswork.