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Parenting in the Digital Age: Finding a Healthy Balance (2021)

TikTok, Snapchat, Fortnite, YouTube and more ... Technology is a big part of our kids’ world! Keeping up can be challenging, but a positive and well-informed approach can have a big impact on a child’s future and habits. Learn how to help kids develop a balanced and healthy use of technology from an early age and keep this up through the secondary school years and beyond.

Dave Eisenmann, Director of Instructional Technology & Media Services for Minnetonka Public Schools, was joined by Mathew Meyers, a Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist at Traverse Counseling & Consulting, GBC, for this webinar. 

 

Screen Time and Student Well-Being: Raising Tech Healthy Kids (2020)

Watch a 20 minute talk about managing screen time and setting family guidelines around technology at home given by Dave Eisenmann, Director of Instructional Technology & Media Services. 

 

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LIKE Documentary Virtual Screening & Discussion Panel

In 2020 over 1,000 K-12 parents and all Minnetonka grade 6-12 students saw this powerful film about the very real effects social media can have on our lives. Even parents of elementary students found the film incredibly valuable to see as they set up guidelines for their children around the use of personal technology tools. LIKE captures interviews with students, parents, psychologists, doctors and experts from a wide-range of fields and perspectives.  

You can view three trailers of the film at bit.ly/LikeTrailer1, bit.ly/LikeTrailer2 and bit.ly/LikeTrailer3. To learn more or watch on your own, visit thelikemovie.com. Here is the handout that accompanied the film, Tips for Managing Social Media Use.

Watch Max Stossel's 45 minute recorded student assembly and/or 60 minute parent presentation here. He's the narrator of the LIKE film and the Head of Education for the Center for Humane Technology. It's almost the identical content, just not professionally produced like the documentary which included interviews and graphics, etc.

 

Parenting in the Digital Age Webinar: Finding a Healthy Balance Parts I & II (2017)

Watch recordings from two 2017 webinars with Mathew Meyers, a Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist specializing in family relationships and healthy technology use including video game addiction and Dave Eisenmann, Director of Instructional Technology & Media Services for Minnetonka Public Schools, as they discuss Parenting in the Digital Age: Finding a Healthy Balance. Get tips and ideas for maintaining open dialog about technology and understand the significant role you play in helping youth be responsible and safe in today’s high-tech world.

You can watch the videos in their entirety by starting with the first topic below or skip ahead to specific topics of your choice:

  • Part I, 53 minutes, audio recording below: Screen Time & Balance, Attention & Focus, Addiction, Parenting & Modeling, Monitoring & Filtering, and Age Recommendations
  • Part II, 54 minutes below: Parenting Strategies and Tips, Digital Footprints, Cyberbullying, and Pornography and Sexting

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