Dr Kristy Goodwin – one of Australia’s leading digital wellbeing researchers, speakers, authors, and media commentators – visited The Cathedral School in March to deliver digital wellbeing seminars to all sections of our school community.
The four sessions were curated for different age groups from Years 5 upwards, teachers, and parents:
Years 5 – 9 Seminar “Thrive Online”
Years 10 – 12 Seminar “Attention Please”
Staff Seminar “Teaching the iGen”
Parent Seminar – Kids, Teens, and Screens
For those that missed the event, the ‘Kids, Teens, and Screens’ recording will be available for parents of Cathedral students via an online link.
Kids, Teens, and Screens
Dr. Kristy helps confused and concerned parents feel confident about how they can best support their children’s and teens’ physical health, mental well-being and learning online, without proposing ‘digital amputation’, banning the gaming console or iPad. Kristy explores:
• Why children and teens are susceptible to potential pitfalls online given their brain development
• Why the online world is appealing to children and adolescents (there’s a science to explain their digital infatuation and ‘techno-tantrums’)
• A simple & realistic formula to determine healthy screentime limits for children and teens
• The 5 vital digital boundaries parents must establish to ensure their children and teens develop healthy digital behaviours
• The current risks facing kids and teens in the online world and simple solutions to mitigate these
• Why digital disconnection is critical for your child’s physical health and mental wellbeing.
To find out more, visit https://drkristygoodwin.com/
‘Kids, Teens & Screens’ Parent Session – Password Access to Parents via emailed link.