Does your child spend a large proportion of their time on a computer or tablet? and does this worry you? Are you unsure how much screen time is "good for them" if at all?
Parents often feel bamboozled by the volume of advice on recommended use of computers and tablets. In this talk, Dr Kathy Weston presents a summary of the highest quality research evidence into screen time for children and young people in her fun, practical and accessible way.
After the talk, you will:
have understood how screen time may affect children and young people in terms of their learning, psychology and behaviour
have a clear idea of what you can do 'at home' to manage usage and why
be armed with a resource list of the best educational apps and computer programmes that promote learning and positive behaviour
feel comfortable with the concept of "digital hygiene" and understand how to talk to your children and young people about use of IT generally.
Please note: Parents do not need any technical knowledge to attend this talk, simply the desire to take an evidence-based approach to the topic.