Family Life Symposium presents Digital Media

posted Aug 23, 2019, 8:53 AM by Laci Harris   [ updated Aug 23, 2019, 8:54 AM ]

Family Life Symposium is honored to feature Erin Walsh who will share her expertise related to digital media.  This year’s Symposium will be held November 14-15 at Adams Boulevard Church of Christ, 3700 SE Adams Blvd., in Bartlesville, Oklahoma. 

Erin Walsh, M.A., is a dynamic, knowledgeable speaker who has addressed a wide range of audiences on topics related to brain development and raising resilient young people in the age of digital media.  Erin was instrumental to the development of the MediaWise movement, created Mind Positive Parenting, facilitates workshops with Youth Frontiers, and teaches undergraduates in a program called Making Media, Making Change.  Erin writes articles & blogs for several organizations and co-authored the 10th Anniversary Edition of the national bestseller, Why Do They Act That Way? A Survival Guide to the Adolescent Brain for You & Your Teen.

Ms. Walsh will speak at two events for Family Life Symposium with the first session, a free event, scheduled for Thursday evening, November 14, beginning at 6:30 p.m.  All interested adults and teens are encouraged to attend.  During this session, From Online Safety to Digital Citizenship: Parenting in an Online World, several important questions will be answered:

  • Are kids really good multi-taskers?
  • Is internet addiction real?
  • How can we address cyberbullying?
  • Is texting connecting us or disconnecting us?
  • What can young people do to become good, caring digital citizens?

The second event on Friday, November 15, begins at 8:30 a.m. and concludes at 4:00 p.m.  This [fee] workshop session is designed for educators, ministers, professionals, parents, and counselors.  CEU’s will be available.  Friday’s topics include:

  • Working with Children & Youth in the Digital Age
  • Teaching Power of TV, Movies, & Video Games
  • Children, Social Media, & Mental Health

Pre-register [fee] for Friday’s Symposium by November 11 at familylifesymposium.org. Friday’s registration fee is waived for college students with a current student ID.  

The Family Life Symposium of Bartlesville, Oklahoma, was established in 1988 as a result of the suicide death of Eric Krase.  Our mission is to support families and children in the Bartlesville area through quality training aimed at strengthening relational skills.


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Disclaimer for Third Party Non-Profit Activities

Bartlesville Public Schools is not sponsoring, endorsing, or recommending the activities announced here. Student participation is voluntary and subject to parental approval.