Parents are facing new challenges as they navigate parenting in the age of digital devices. Screen time is affecting children in new and concerning ways and parents need practical solutions and information which will empower them to take control of their family’s digital habits.
With an emphasis on making this presentation interactive, Josh Ramsey from Be in Touch, helps parents take control of their family’s digital habits. He simplifies the neuroscience of children’s development and how it is impacted by digital over use, giving parents insight into the need for intervention and building understanding of why children are drawn to digital over use. Parents are then led through practical intervention strategies which can be implemented “tomorrow” Josh’s collaborative style allows for extended questions, answers and conversation.
Parents leave this talk with a deeper understanding of the impacts of digital overuse, the persuasive technology behind their and their children’s digital overuse, and a practical sense of responsibility toward changing the way they and their families use technology.
Primary school children are very often just beginning to use digital devices on their own, for the first time opening the door to social media, gaming and a world of information. With a natural drive towards curiosity children need to be empowered with information to ensure they make healthy digital decisions.
In an interactive and conversational speaking style Josh Ramsey from Be in Touch, empowers the children with the simplified science behind why they feel so pulled in by digital devices. He explores the new forms of digital peer pressure they are facing and offers simple solutions to interrupt poor digital habits.
Children leave the talk with simple yet impactful information to understand why they feel so drawn in by digital devices, how it is impacting their brains and what they can do to interrupt the digital peer pressure they may be feeling.
Parents and teachers have a common language to engage with the children about what they are doing and seeing online, ensuring lasting open communication.
As adolescents continue to increase their use of digital devices and thus their exposure to social media, games and pornography, the line between fantasy and reality is getting more and more blurred. Adolescents need to understand the physical, social and psychological implications of a poor digital diet and develop self-control in the face of their luring devices.
With examples from his own digital life Josh Ramsey from Be in Touch, personalises the need for students to explore their own digital habits. By engaging the students throughout the talk Josh ensures that they are paying attention as he reveals the persuasive technology behind the lure of their digital devices, the impacts of digital over-use and the need for caution as they set the stage for how they will use technology as adults.
Students leave this talk with a working understanding of digital addiction, the persuasive technology which lures them into poor digital habits and a clearer understanding of why blurring the line between fantasy and reality is unhelpful to their natural development.
He makes it easier for them to ask for support if they need it.
Parents and teachers have a common language to engage with the students about what they are doing and seeing online, ensuring lasting open communication.