In this age of social media it's hard for parents and adults to keep up with the almost daily changes. New apps are constantly being developed! Children and teens are starting to use social media at younger ages, opening them up to any number of scary things. Warrick County Cares wants to help parents, caregivers and youth workers understand social media, screen time and how to keep kids healthy and safe. Cyberparenting - Youth in a Digital World will take place on Monday, September 10, 2018 at the Newburgh Chandler Public Library, 4111 Lakeshore Dr, Newburgh, 5:30- 7 pm. This event will include a panel discussion of area experts which include Ashlee Bruggenschmidt, Sharon Elementary School Principal, Abbie Redmon, former Boonville Middle School Principal, Josh Susott, Tecumseh High School Principal, Laura Keys, Youth First Director of Social Work, Terra Clark, Youth First School Social Worker, Warrick County Deputy Sheriff and School Resource Officer Mike Dietsch, Deputy Prosecutor Parker Trulock, and Dr. James Schroeder, a Pediatric Psychologist with Easterseals Rehabilitation Center. Dennis Jon Bailey, WIKY radio DJ will guide the panel to share their experience and insight of screen time, what they see in their areas in influence, and how social media is affecting children, teens and families. Then the real experts of social media, area teens, will help parents navigate the top social media sites such as Snap Chat, Instagram, You Tube, Twitter, and Musically. There will also be information provided on safe ways kids can use these apps and parents can stay in the loop and keep control.
Dr. Schroeder has done some important and informative research on screen time and social media and you can learn more about his work at: http://www.james-schroeder.com
Registration is needed to attend and can be done by emailing Margery Gianopoulos - firstname.lastname@example.org
This event is provided by the Indiana Youth Institute, Warrick County Cares, Youth First, Inc., and Warrick County School Corporation