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Dr Kristy Goodwin on Raising Screenagers- Realistic strategies to navigate the online world with your adolescent

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Dr Kristy Goodwin is a Northern Beaches local and one of Australia’s leading digital wellbeing experts.  Raising Screenagers provides realistic strategies to assist parents/carers to navigate the online world with your adolescent.  The evening session for parents/carers will be followed up with an in school presentation to all students by Dr Kristy in term 3. Dr Kristy will be discussing the following topics on the evening and is open to answering questions:

  • Digital wellbeing- the costs of digital distractions and dependence on physical health, mental wellbeing and performance (learning for kids and productivity for adults)
  • Screen time for children and teens (how much is healthy vs harmful, current guidelines)
  • Digital distractions- why the brain is vulnerable to distractions and the costs to wellbeing and productivity
  • Digital dependence- why do we all succumb to the 'digital pull'?
  • Health, wellbeing and developmental implications associated with children experiencing “digitalised childhoods and adolescence” (for example, health concerns associated with vision, posture and hearing)
  • Educational use of technology with young children
  • What today’s young children really need to thrive in an online and offline world
  • Current online risks facing kids and adolescents

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