Our Kids' Digital Life: Family & Community Partnering in the Digital Age

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Pilgrim Park Middle School

1500 Pilgrim Parkway

Elm Grove, WI 53122

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Parents/caregivers will learn from local experts about the role of technology and social media in their children's lives.

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Three area professionals will address the topic of technology and social media in our children’s lives by sharing current research, strategies, and trends, as witnessed in their fields.

This program will offer an increased awareness of what is happening in our children’s lives with regards to technology, and what we can do about it.

First, we will hear from a psychotherapist about the effects of screen time and social media on brain development.

We will then hear from a counselor about what she is seeing in her practice, what information parents need, and practical advice for working through the technology overloads our children are experiencing. Topics include sexting, “FOMO”, or Fear of Missing Out, and self-esteem.

Finally, a law enforcement officer will discuss the hidden dangers of social media, what to be aware of, and how to take a positive approach to managing this issue.

A question & answer session will follow each speaker.

Speaker Biographies

Philip Chard is a psychotherapist, book author, newspaper columnist, speaker, personal coach, organizational consultant, and thought leader in the field of eco-psychology.

Jenny Heckman provides counseling and therapy services for individuals, couples and families in and around Milwaukee. Jenny’s passion is working with people in their areas of deepest need, confusion and longing.

Detective Eric works for the City of Milwaukee. He is specialized in high tech/cyber security and internet crime against children. He has been in law enforcement since 2013.

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Pilgrim Park Middle School

1500 Pilgrim Parkway

Elm Grove, WI 53122

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