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Screen Time, Technology and Today’s Parent – Workshop for Community Leaders, Teachers, and Service Providers

Learn how to better serve families that struggle with screen time and social media boundaries and get a better understanding of the layers of technology that can help them. 

Are you a therapist, teacher, youth leader, or childcare provider working with parents and youth that are struggling with devices, internet content, and time limits?

Are they struggling with

device dependency or navigating technology boundaries with their children and the family is experiencing trauma-based responses because of what they have been exposed to while online?

Are you looking for a better understanding of why parents are struggling to keep the boundaries and have a better understanding of what’s really going on behind the screens?  


If you answered "YES" to any of those questions, then STAY WITH ME because not only was I a parent similar to the ones you work with, I am a tech mom who knows how to teach you what you need to know so that you can help families become more structured with technology.


Family Communication

& Social Technology Strategies

Families that work together to set up social and emotional support systems, enroll in social technology training, and implement the right technology strategies will improve their online experience and will encourage open family communication.


Who is this 1/2 day workshop for?

This workshop is for leaders, teachers, service providers, and decision makers that want to help shift the trajectory of where smart technology is leading our youth and reduce the division it is creating in families.


This interactive group zoom or in-person workshop is designed to help you understand the silent epidemic behind the screens that is impacting families. There is a growing number of youths that are being exposed to adult content at an alarming rate and parents are uninformed, ill-equipped to manage it, overwhelmed by it, or believe they have the right safeguards in place. I have been serving families by helping them navigate screen time boundaries for over a year. My findings and results of my work will help you understand screen time issues and why families are struggling in silence.


You will leave this workshop inform on the layers of complexity parents are navigating with technology when it comes to setting age-appropriate boundaries and how you can help them. 

 


What You Will Learn From

This Three Hour Workshop

This workshop will provide you a plan on how to help the families you serve set age-appropriate technology boundaries and feel confident in setting screen time limits.

Awareness

Awareness is the #1 tool that can shift the impact that screen time is having on our youth, family, and community.

  • Statistics from my research and stories from those I have helped all around the US, UK, and Canada

  • Layers of tech that parents need to navigate

  • 50+ ways youth bypass parent controls

  • Impact

    Understanding the full impact screens have on emotional, mental, physical, and social health will inform the best solutions to implement. 

  • List of what youth are getting exposed and how

  • List of documentaries, films, and videos that provide more information on the subject

  • Implementation

    Streamlining the layers of technology that parents can implement to set screen time boundaries provides the baseline tech solutions.

  • Organization planning sheet to provide recommended options to help support and protect families

  • List of the top reputable website’s parents need to know about

  • What Does Dr. Drew Think?

    When I reached out to Dr. Drew and told him that I work with parents that struggle to balance technology use in their families and that my program offers support to families by provides accountability to help them set boundaries, I asked him this question:

    DR. Drew, can you share how important it is to find the right support programs for families that struggle with device boundaries so that parents can take the reins back from device overuse?

    

    • 0:13 Profound impact of screens

    • It's really impossible not to be mobilized to do something. The problem is it's hard. You have to set boundaries and limits with your kids, and the people that really understand this field set very stringent limits with their children, I get it, that's hard and Gena knows it's hard.

    •  0:45 Look at the data

    • When you look at the data of the profound uptick in sexting and sex trafficking and exposure to pornography, this is all the result of kids having access to screens.

    • 1:12 Addictive. It's designed to be that way.

    • I think one day we will look at these screens, the way we look at tobacco, it's something that you have to really regulate, it's very sticky, it's very addictive. It's designed to be that way.

    • 1:31 Significant limits