Cyber-bullying, childhood obesity, poor communication skills, are just some of the problems that we are seeing as a result of our computer and phone use.
The digital world offers youth a powerful sense of connection and identity- two critical aspects of development. Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and more enable youth to say, act and make rapid choices that can have long term effects. The youth of today have opportunities to use this new domain for good or bad, in a situation where the digital world can seem like a second family. We need to not only acknowledge but compete with this second family to keep having a positive influence on our children’s lives.
A+ Solutions’ is partnering with Beachwood Recreation next week to help parents tackle these important issues. We invite you to join us at our program:
Social Media and Youth: Raising Children in the Digital Era
Instructor: Amy Burzinski, LISW-S
Beachwood Community Center
Tuesday, September 20: 7:30-8:30pm
Based on up-to-date research, this presentation will look at what parent, teachers and helping professionals can do to helpfully engage youth in positive dialogue and reflection about social media and their citizenship in the digital world.