Social media sites such as Facebook, Instagram and Twitter are facets of modern life, and experts have been debating how they represent specific risks to our children. In the U.S., teens spend an average of nine hours, and tweens six hours, using media for their enjoyment, according to a report by Common Sense Media, a nonprofit focused on helping children, parents and educators navigate the world of media and technology. While social media encourages kids to connect with each other and to express their creativity, there is also the risk of cyberbullying, online harassment and depression.
“This topic is one that resonates with so many parents, and accordingly we are thrilled to sponsor a timely workshop for parents in our community about teaching children ethics and morality while using social media,” said Amy Gold, Head of School at Cohen Hillel Academy, 4 Community Rd., Marblehead.
Suzanne Baumann, M.A., Ed.M., a renowned school counselor and family consultant with many years of experience working with children, parents and faculty at the nation’s top independent schools will be featured at Cohen Hillel Academy on Tuesday, March 22, at 7 p.m. in a workshop for parents. Baumann will be discussing this topic in a Jewish context during the day with students at Cohen Hillel Academy. She is the co-author of “Stay Connected: Helping Your Teen Navigate Tough Choices,” a guidebook for parents.
The workshop is open to the entire community and free of charge. RSVPs are appreciated. Email email@example.com. The workshop is made possible by a grant from the Jewish Women’s Endowment Fund of the North Shore.