Parents and Kids Learn About the Impact of Screens on Our Lives

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On Wednesday, November 30, LHWHS Parent Association, LMS Parent Association, Ladue West Parent Association, and Ladue Education Foundation presented the film Screenagers at LHWHS. The film explores family life and the struggles many parents face with kids' use of social media, video games, and internet addiction. Over one hundred people attended the event, where they watched the hour-long film and then discussed it afterward with panelists who provided additional insight and suggestions for finding balance. The panelists were Joyce Davis, Counselor at Ladue Horton Watkins High School, Nichole Dawsey, Director of Prevention Education at NCADA, Beth Phillips, Digital Marketing Strategist for St. Charles County, and Tony Tramelli, Therapist at West County Psychological. The film was also shown to students at Ladue Middle School.

Parents are encouraged to sign up for Tech Talk Tuesdays, an email that includes weekly talking points for parents and their kids to continue the discussion of how technology impacts our lives. Parents are also encouraged to review the attached guide for more tips and talking points about kids and technology.