Wilton Youth Council Parent Information Series

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Wilton Youth Council Parent Information Series

October 31, 2016 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm

Join other parents for informal conversations about raising healthy, happy teens. There will be time for Q&A with local experts.

First in the series… The Cyber Child: Effects of Social Media – Neurological, Social, and Educational Implications Chris Parrott, a BPS Chartered Counseling Psychologist and co-founder of “Your Self Series” What is the true impact of social media on our children? What are the benefits and pitfalls–neurologically, socially and educationally–to cyber exposure? What are the best strategies for parents to support the overall well being of their children in today’s social-media-centric world?

This workshop will answer these questions, leveraging the most current research on the effects of social media on children’s brains and behaviors. Participants will explore the cyber social reality that pervades children’s lives and shapes their still forming identities and social interactions. They will be asked to critically evaluate how their own interactions with children, consciously and unconsciously, are affected by social media and technology. This presentation is appropriate for parents with children of all ages.

Date:/Time/Locations: Tuesday, November 1, 2016 10:00-11:30 AM at the Wilton Library, 137 Old Ridgefield Road, Wilton (registration recommended- www.wiltonlibrary.org or 203-762-6334)

AND from 7:00-8:30 PM at the Weston Senior Center (inside Hurlbutt Elementary School), 9 School Road, Weston www.wiltonyouth.org

Sponsored by Newport Academy, Weston Youth Services, Wilton Library, Wilton Presbyterian Church, Wilton Schools PTA and PTSA, Wilton Youth Services and the Wilton Youth Council


October 31, 2016
8:00 am - 5:00 pm