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Parents of Children Affinity Group: Screens, Electronics, and Social Media - OH MY!

  • 13 Mar 2024
  • 1:00 PM - 1:45 PM (EDT)
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On average, children ages 8-12 spend 4-6 hours a day watching or using screens - this goes up to 9 hours for teens (Source: AACAP). While screens can entertain, teach, and keep children occupied - they can also lead to extensive problems. Managing a child’s screen time can be challenging. Screens are here to stay and can offer many positives. But they can also be damaging and addictive. We may not always be fully aware of what our children are viewing, making them exposed to cyberbullying, violence, substance abuse, misleading information, and more. The rapid changes in accessibility and evolution of portable screens have left us learning all as we go (after all, the iPad is only 14 years old!!).

Have you started the “screen battle” in your home? Join this upcoming Affinity Group discussion. Every one of us has unique insights and knowledge about this topic to share with the group. We welcome all parents to join us and to learn, share, guide, and thrive!

Parent Affinity Host:

Abi Cavazos is an International Education professional who has worked in higher education for over 20 years. She began working in the study abroad field in 2012, and has served in various capacities at a variety of institutions during the past 10 years. She is also a mom to a 12-year-old daughter and a 15-year-old son. She has navigated issues such as work/life balance, stages of grief with kids, and ‘mom guilt’ of being a working parent. In her current role, Abi serves as Associate Director for Study Abroad at Siena College outside of Albany, NY.   


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