Behind Their Screens…A Book Study and Presentation is Being Offered for Chagrin Falls Schools Parents
Parents with children of all ages are invited to participate in two opportunities being presented by Chagrin Falls Schools on better understanding the role of technology in their lives. There will be a study, based on the book “Behind the Scenes: What Teens are Facing (And Adults are Missing)” on February 2 and 16. Two sessions are being offered from 10-11 a.m. and 7-8 p.m. in the Sands Community Room. On March 1 at 7 p.m., parents are invited to attend a panel discussion in the Sands Community Room. Parents can come to just the book study, just the Parent Info Night, or both.
The book discusses what children are doing on their smartphones. According to the book summary, contrary to many adults’ assumptions, they are not simply “addicted” to their screens, oblivious to the afterlife of what they post, or missing out on personal connection. They are just trying to navigate a networked world. In “Behind Their Screens,” authors Emily Weinstein and Carrie James, Harvard researchers who are experts on teens and technology, explore the complexities that teens face in their digital lives, and suggest that many adult efforts to help—“Get off your phone!” “Just don’t sext!”—fall short. Through this program, parents can understand the complicated nature of their child’s online life rather than issue commands, and they should normalize—let children know that their challenges are shared by others—without minimizing or dismissing them.
Parents can register by using this link: https://bit.ly/CFBehindTheScenes
This program is co-sponsored by Chagrin Falls School and Chagrin Falls PTO.