Over the past decade our families have been swept up by a screen tsunami. Children and adults are walking around with screens in our bags and backpacks, our pockets, and our palms. We are always “turned on”, and constantly “connected”. But neuroscientists are discovering that the continuous connection is rewiring our brains – and the new neural circuitry is not functioning as well as the old one.
This presentation, delivered by one of Australia’s leading parenting experts, is designed to help parents and their children understand why screens, games, and social media are so compelling, and how their children can enjoy them in healthy, balanced ways so that the other parts of their lives can be as successful as their advancement through the levels of their favourite game.
PRESENTATION PARTICIPANTS WILL:
- Discover how to know if they have a serious screen “problem” or not
- Gain insight into why screens are so compelling for teens (and even for grown-ups)
- Find out how screens affect brains, sleep, learning, memory, relationships, and health
- Explore the three GREAT DECEPTIONS that screens teach our children
- Work through effective processes to help set limits around screens – that work for the whole family
WHO IT’S FOR?
- This presentation is ideal for any parent or caregiver who is struggling to get screen time right with their child. Any parent of children who spend WAAAY too much time on screens will benefit from participating.
- Teachers will find the topic and the insights helpful.
- Even children themselves enjoy the presentation. It can provide a platform for helpful, positive conversations between parent/caregiver and child about getting screens right.
YOU’LL WALK AWAY WITH:
- A clear understanding of how screens and games are affecting them and their families
- The tools required to have positive, effective conversations about games
- The skills to establish appropriate limits together so gaming is no longer a source of conflict in the home
- A happier home and family
The Healthy Digital Diet
If you’re interested in having Justin speak to students, parents or teachers at your school, please get in touch.