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It's Complicated: Children, Social Media, and Mental Health with Erin Wals...

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Timberlake Lodge

144 SE 17th St, Grand Rapids, MN 55744

Grand Rapids, MN 55744

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Social networking, cell phones, and video games are game changers for youth and families. Young people today spend an average of 53 hours a week with entertainment media, more than any other activity but sleeping. Digital technologies simultaneously unleash incredible opportunities and pose a new set of challenges for children and youth.

In this interactive and energizing presentation, Erin Walsh will use brain science, stories, and humor to explain how technology impacts mental health and wellness. Erin will help professionals understand emerging evidence about the relationship between screen time and mental health and provide practical tools and strategies for addressing challenges with children and families.

Erin will explore a range of topics including:

  • how “screen time” has changed over the last decade and exploring new technology trends.
  • digital practices that strengthen social connection and wellness.
  • emerging research about the impact of technology on mental health, social emotional development, and focus and attention.
  • concrete strategies and tools for helping children and youth maximize benefits and minimize risks of technology.

Erin Walsh, M.A. is a dynamic, knowledgeable speaker who has addressed a wide range of audiences on topics related to brain development and digital media. Erin was instrumental to the development of the MediaWise movement and enjoyed working with her father for 10 years at the National Institute on Media and the Family before creating Mind Positive Parenting in 2010.

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