Parenting with Purpose Educational Series

Gateways Presents: Parenting with Purpose

Facing Down Fortnite &
Chatting About Snapchat:

Finding the Promise in and Avoiding the
of Social Media

 David Bickham, PhD
of the Center on Media and Child Health at
Boston Children's Hospital

Thursday, March 28, 2019
6:45 PM - 9:00 PM
Temple Beth Shalom, Needham

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Spouses, partners and friends welcome!

Pre-registration is highly recommended.

About the Event

As parents, one of our top concerns today is our children's and teens' reliance on social media. What can we do about it? And is there an upside to this issue? Join us as Dr. David Bickham shares how children's and young adolescents' use of media and technology helps to shape what they believe, how they think, and who they will become.

Relying on evidence from academic and medical research, Dr. Bickham will help parents understand what makes technology so engaging for young people and how children can best balance their time on social media with their responsibilities at school and with family and friends.

David BickhamDavid Bickham, Ph.D. is an instructor of pediatrics in the Division of Adolescent Medicine at Boston Children's Hospital and a Research Scientist at the Center on Media and Child Health. His research explores media as an environmental factor that can influence children's physical, psychological, social and academic well-being.

His current work includes examining the pathways linking media use to obesity, investigating the effectiveness of in-school media reduction and education curricula, and exploring how young people's media use may contribute to mental health problems, such as depression and anxiety.

Parenting with Purpose Committee

Suzanne Afergan
Jordana Bluestein

Jess Carroll
Jackie Finard-Hughes
Dara Grossman
Diana Hashkes
Abbe Klein
Sasha Meyerson
Deborah Schwartz
Robin Skirboll
Michelle Welford
Michelle Zisow

For more information or further assistance, please email or call 617.630.9010 x113.