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Slaying the Beast: A Practical Guide for Parents on the Dangers of Technology Overuse and Obsession
– Mark Edwards, LMFT

Tue March 31, 2020 | 9:00 am - 11:00 am

2020 Raising Healthy Families Community Education Series

Slaying the Beast: A Practical Guide for Parents on the Dangers of Technology Overuse and Obsession

Modern parents are faced with greater pressure from children, peers and technology companies to allow almost constant use of gaming and communications technology regardless of consequences.  This presentation will outline the potential dangers of technology overuse, including co-occurring emotional concerns such as bullying, depression and obsessive use.

Mark Edwards will offer a number of hands-on strategies for the discussion of rules and responsibilities for children and teens, and suggest practical tips for negotiating healthy limits to technology use at home, school and college.

What you’ll learn

  • How to negotiate rules for technology use and practical tips for healthy limits
  • How to identify the signs of online bullying
  • The originating causes of risks and how those causes create vulnerabilities
  • How to recognize when adolescents are experiencing depression and emotional regulation beyond normal emotional responses and a guideline for what to do
  • How to understand the traits and systems that may predispose a kid to the online risks of bullying and/or overuse
  • Other risk factors that can predict online dangers
  • How to encourage resiliency in children and teens to help protect against risk

Details

Date:
Tue March 31, 2020
Time:
9:00 am - 11:00 am
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Venue

San Rafael Community Center
618 B Street
San Rafael, CA 94901 United States
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Presenter
Mark Edwards, LMFT