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Screens, Smartphones and Social Media: Tools, Not Tyrants
The science about what screens and social media do to us and our daughters and strategies for healthy use.
Do you want to know what is really going on with our daughters and social media and screen time addiction/over-use, over-sharing, distraction/concentration and self-esteem/well-being?
If the answer is YES ...
Join us for an informative and inspirational talk for parents given by Nicola Morgan, the multi-award winning author and international expert on teenage brains and mental health.
Thursday 20 September
6.30 – 8.00 pm
This is a free event for parents to attend. All Nicola Morgan's well-being books will be on sale for cash purchases from 6.30 pm.
Please note, a schoolpost e-mail will be sent out at the start of term for parents to register to attend the talk.
Nicola will also be giving two engaging talks on this subject to the school from Primary 6 upwards during the day on Thursday 20 September.
Nicola Morgan is a multi-award-winning author and international expert on teenage brains and mental health, how stress impacts wellbeing and performance, effects of screens and social media and the science of reading for pleasure. A former teacher and dyslexia specialist, Nicola was a prize-winning novelist whose career changed after the success of her best-selling examination of the teenage brain, Blame My Brain, short-listed for the Aventis Prize, and The Teenage Guide to Stress, winner of the School Library Association award in both readers’ and judges’ categories. The Teenage Guide to Friends, her popular teaching resources, and new titles, Positively Teenage and The Teenage Guide to Life Online, have established Nicola as the go-to expert in her field.
‘It is really difficult to put into words how powerfully we felt your message’ Cargilfield Prep School
‘That evening, she spoke again about these very important issues: this time to over 200 parents. Her focus was on wellbeing and stress and the many issues surrounding digital media and life online. The feedback from parents was extremely positive.’ Dollar Academy
‘I’ve never heard the subject tackled so articulately, honestly and clearly.’ Delegate at an international conference.