In partnership with Maitland Middle School PTA, the Winter Park Health Foundation, and the Enzian Theatre, on August 20, Maitland Middle School provided a private showing of the documentary ‘Screenagers‘ to parents and students. The film explored the impact of electronic devices and ‘screen time’ on children. Following the film, Kelly Walker, Chill Counselor, and Aimee Jennings, CHILL Coordinator, led a discussion on how each family can find balance with their electronic devices.
The screening was the idea of Stacy Cox, Maitland Middle School PTA Past President, who read a Healthy Kids Today newsletter containing information about the documentary. Healthy Kids Today has been highlighting social media usage and digital citizenship as a result of conversations held with Winter Park Consortium School principals about the challenges students, parents, and teachers are facing as a result of increased digital technology usage.
Are you interested in learning more about how you can help your student be a responsible digital citizen? Check out these websites:
Center on Media and Child Health
The Center on Media and Child Health (CMCH) at Boston Children’s Hospital (BCH) is an academic research center whose mission is to educate and empower children and those who care for them to create and consume media in ways that optimize children’s health and development.
Common Sense Media
Common Sense is the leading independent nonprofit organization dedicated to helping kids thrive in a world of media and technology.
The latest research, trends, and thought-provoking commentary on screen time and parenting issues.
The Smart Talk gets parents and kids together for a conversation about being responsible with new technology.
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