Kids are growing up in a hyper-connected world. Join us for a virtual talk with Devorah Heitner, Ph.D., on how parents can mentor children as they grow up on Roblox, Instagram, TikTok, Discord, and other social media apps. Learn how you can help them navigate a world where they can be exposed to problematic content, and how parents can help kids be thoughtful about their digital footprint and reputation.
You’ll come away with strategies for teaching tweens and teens to recognize how social media affects their mood and mental health and when to take a break. The talk will include tips for supporting kids in staying true to themselves as they grow up “in public” on social media apps.
Following the event, you’ll have the opportunity to join a conversation circle led by JF&CS’s director of mental health for a deeper exploration of the workshop topic.
- Cara Presley, Director of Mental Health, JF&CS
- Devorah Heitner, Ph.D., author of “Growing Up in Public: Coming of Age in a Digital World” and “Screenwise: Helping Kids Thrive (and Survive) in Their Digital World“
Following the workshop, participants are invited to join a conversation circle led by JF&CS’s director of mental health. These small group sessions will provide the chance to explore the workshop topic in greater depth while connecting with peers. The conversation circles will take place:
- Wednesday, May 8, 6:30-7:45 p.m., 1430 Main St., Waltham
- Wednesday, May 15, 7:30-8:45 p.m., virtual via Zoom
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