The Westford Parent Connection is celebrating its eighteenth anniversary during the 2018-2019 school year. The WPC was formed in 2001 to provide Westford parents and guardians enrichment and educational events to help address a variety of social and emotional issues pertaining to their children's development. The WPC works collaboratively with groups throughout the community to ensure we address the right topics at the right time. We are grateful for the support from our sponsors.
Join us Wednesday, November 14, 2018, at the Stony Brook Middle School, 7:00 p.m. for:
The Emotional Consequences of the Internet, with Jon Mattleman
Technology is changing the world of teens. Unless parents and adults get on board with what their teens are doing on smart phones and in cyberspace and WHY, technology can be a threat to emotional wellbeing. This presentation provides a crash course on the technology (social media, apps, etc.) frequently used by teens, as well as insights on why teens feel compelled to be connected 24/7, the relationship between at-risk behavior and technology, and how to parent effectively given today's ever-present technology.
Participants will leave the workshop with:
- An understanding of the technological world of social media, apps, and the like that is so captivating for teens
- A new perspective on the real, emotional, and risky impact of technology on teens
- Real-life strategies for managing technology in their home
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