First Presenter's Institution

KL Greer Consulting

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Fourth Presenter's Institution

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Fifth Presenter's Institution

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Location

Session 6 (Ballroom A)

Strand #1

Academic Achievement & School Leadership

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Brief Program Description

Studies show that kids ages 8–18 are spending an average of 7.5 hours a day in front of screens. Additional studies show that the amount of time kids are spending on devices is negatively impacting their performance in school, along with social and emotional consequences. Brain activity while using devices has been compared to that of a heroin user, as schools and families struggle to find an appropriate balance. Learn the impact that devices, social media, and gaming are having on kids, and how we can help strike a healthy balance.

Summary

Studies show that kids ages 8–18 are spending an average of 7.5 hours a day in front of screens. Additional studies show that the amount of time kids are spending on devices is negatively impacting their performance in school, along with social and emotional consequences. Brain activity while using devices has been compared to that of a heroin user, as schools and families struggle to find an appropriate balance. Learn the impact that devices, social media, and gaming are having on kids, and how we can help strike a healthy balance.

Evidence

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Format

Individual Presentation

Biographical Sketch

Previously of the Massachusetts Attorney General’s Office and for the State Police, Katie Greer travels the country working with and educating law enforcement, communities, school staff/administration and students on social media and tech/Internet safety best practices. Katie has spoken to hundreds of thousands of students throughout the country, urging them to use technology in safe and productive ways. Katie serves as a media industry expert and has been featured on CNN, The O’Reilly Factor, The Meredith Vieira Show, Inside Edition, and in media such as The Huffington Post, TIME Magazine, The Boston Globe, USA Today, Procter & Gamble, Parents Magazine and more.

Presentation Year

2019

Start Date

3-5-2019 1:00 PM

End Date

3-5-2019 2:15 PM

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Technology and Addiction: How to Have a Healthy Relationship With Tech

Session 6 (Ballroom A)

Studies show that kids ages 8–18 are spending an average of 7.5 hours a day in front of screens. Additional studies show that the amount of time kids are spending on devices is negatively impacting their performance in school, along with social and emotional consequences. Brain activity while using devices has been compared to that of a heroin user, as schools and families struggle to find an appropriate balance. Learn the impact that devices, social media, and gaming are having on kids, and how we can help strike a healthy balance.