Children and adolescents are exposed to and use technology and electronic devices at home, in school, and in their social environment at an unprecedented rate. This exposure has impacts on their brain development as well as their social emotional development. Come learn about those impacts as well as how to address these in this three-part series on March 7, 14 and 28.
Thursday, March 7 at 7 pm
Part 1: Technology and the Developing Brain: iPads, Apps, and Video Games
Learn about the specific ways that current electronic device usage, including video games, iPad and computer apps, and even activities believed to be educational, can impact the developing brains of children from preschool through adolescence. Topics will include: attention difficulties, delayed gratification, frustration tolerance, emotion regulation, aggression, and potential for addiction.
Jordyn Hagar is Barrington resident and a clinical social worker licensed in Rhode Island and Massachusetts, with almost 15 years of experience doing therapy with children, adolescents, and families.
Free and open to all. Space is limited. Register for PART 1 OF THIS SERIES using the link below or call 401-247-1920 x2.
Made possible by a Rhode Island Foundation Community Grant, Friends of Barrington Public Library, Barrington Public Library and The BAY Team.