Title

Healthy Technology: How To Help Kids Strike a Healthy Balance with Technology

First Presenter's Institution

KL Greer Consulting

Second Presenter's Institution

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Third Presenter's Institution

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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

Strand #2

Mental & Physical Health

Relevance

Identify the current issues around technology dependency, addiction, and ways to help facilitate a healthy, more balanced life with technology and social media.

Brief Program Description

Kids ages 8-18 spend an average of 7.5 hours a day. Think that's bad? Adults average 9+ hours a day. As if the statistics aren't enough, it's rare that we can walk into a restaurant or walk down the street without seeing faces buried in devices; that being said, technology is an integral part of our personal and professional lives. Come learn how to help our kids and families do a better job of balancing technology.

Summary

1. Identify the current issues around technology overuse in schools and in homes. 2. Identify the current trends around technology and social media use, and their designs, which directly relates to the amount of time we're spending online. 3. Learn about the different tools and solutions available so that technology can be used in a healthier way both inside our homes and out.

Evidence

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Format

Individual Presentation

Biographical Sketch

Katie Greer has spent over decade educating students, parents, law enforcement, administrators and communities throughout the country on digital safety issues. Previously Director of Internet Safety for the MA Attorney General's Office and an Intelligence Analyst for the MA State Police, Katie also serves as a media industry expert, having been featured on CNN, Inside Edition, FOX News, Daily Mail, and in TIME Magazine, Good Housekeeping, USA Today and more.

Presentation Year

March 2020

Start Date

3-10-2020 1:00 PM

End Date

3-10-2020 2:15 PM

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Healthy Technology: How To Help Kids Strike a Healthy Balance with Technology

Session 6 (Ballroom A)

Kids ages 8-18 spend an average of 7.5 hours a day. Think that's bad? Adults average 9+ hours a day. As if the statistics aren't enough, it's rare that we can walk into a restaurant or walk down the street without seeing faces buried in devices; that being said, technology is an integral part of our personal and professional lives. Come learn how to help our kids and families do a better job of balancing technology.