Most of us would agree that it can be challenging to raise children in today’s fast-paced, high-tech world! The widespread use of tablets and smartphones, the rise of social media, and our children’s digital engagement create a whole new range of questions for parents.
In this parenting course, Mary looks at some of the latest research on the impact of technology on our children, considering online contact, content, and conduct. From the question of how much is too much, to the impact of screens, she considers how we can best support our children to not only survive, but to thrive, in their online engagements.
Dr Mary O'Kane is a Lecturer in Psychology, Early Childhood Studies and Education. Her research interests include childhood transitions; self esteem and wellbeing, and the value of play. She runs a monthly Parenting Slot on Ireland AM discussing a broad range of parenting and childhood issues while also responding to viewers parenting queries. She is also a regular contributor to the Alison Curtis Show on Today FM. She gives public talks on a range of topics related to child wellbeing, parenting, and education, and is well known for her humorous down to earth approach.
Course Duration and Delivery
Public Training This is a 2h course when delivered as public training or webinar