Before I start, please know that I know that there have been a multitude of articles like this written before, and I’m sure there will be many more written during my lifetime. My question to you is, why do you think this is true? Why do you think people can’t stop writing about this? Why do […]
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Katey McPherson, executive director of the Gurian Institute, an organization committed to providing training and support to parents and educators, will speak to parents about their daughter’s digital citizenship. Teens today remain tethered to their electronic devices as they study and communicate across a digital platform with worldwide access. On a positive note, a host of information is a click away. Realistically, that constant connectedness leaves them vulnerable to outside influences and a continuous stream of feedback from friends.
McPherson’s area of expertise includes a focus on technology and social media use in teens. Concerns to be addressed include how use of social media can produce anxiety and emotional isolation while negatively affecting neural pathways and body image. McPherson also will devote special attention to how boys and girls use online platforms differently and tips for parents to keep open the lines of communication with their girls. The ultimate goal: girls cultivate an online presence that promotes student success while protecting them from the hidden dangers of online predation and pitfalls.
Most days I just want to quit, you know? I get so annoyed, so tired, so aggravated, so disheartened, so infuriated, so depressed. It’s like this repetitive loop of crap on top of more crap, with a little bit of hope sprinkled in every now and again. But then a new pile of garbage is […]
We have all heard the controversy that is social media. Is it good? Is it bad? What is too much? What should be your limit? What damage are we doing to our kids? All we mostly hear is how social media is such a waste of time and how it is corrupting our children’s minds. […]
Wake up, check Facebook. Morning poo? Instagram. During lunch, browse Pinterest. Sound familiar? Most of us are on some type of social media platform multiple times per day. Keeping up with our friends’ lives and getting recipe ideas is why we say we’re doing it, but in reality, we’re probably just addicted. In all honesty, […]