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Pre-Conference Workshop: Digital Awareness: The Identity Crisis

Today’s children and teens are looking for affirmation and in the wrong places. Their self-esteem and self-confidence are on a downward spiral. Today, children and teens don’t see a need for a best friend when they have “Snapscores”, numbers of “Likes,” and numbers of “Followers.” Smartphones, Gaming and Social Media are the new norm for our youth. Do you feel like you live in a foreign culture when you communicate with your child/teen? You are not alone. Communication is a lost art, replaced by social media apps and gaming. Anxiety, Depression, Self-harm, Cyberbullying, Fear of Missing Out (FoMo), and Suicidal Thoughts are on the rise. Social Media and Gaming are now considered forms of addiction and mental disorders. The Digital Age is shaping who we are and what we think. Recognizing the impact of the Digital Age on our life, both now and in the future is a vital part of guiding, growing and preserving our family legacy.

 

OBJECTIVES:

  • Explore what the Digital Age looks like

  • Look at negative and positive effects on our youth

  • Identify ways our children and teens are cultivating their relationships

  • Learn ways to engage your family outside the digital world

  • Build family covenants that include technology disciplines

 

TARGET AUDIENCE:

Parents and Family Leaders

 

PRESENTED BY:

FamilyPath Consulting: Teddie Ussery, Melissa Malloy, Nancy Thornton

 

 

WORKSHOP FEE: $249

Earlier Event: September 24
Pre-Conference Workshop Registration
Later Event: September 24
SEFOF Leadership Committee Meeting