THIS WEDNESDAY EVENING
Parenting in a Digital Age
Wednesday, April 3, 2019
Central Catholic High School gymnasium
This 45-minute presentation will cover:
* What parents should fear most for their children
* How adults can teach children a code of conduct for “digital citizenship” to help them learn, communicate, and collaborate safely and responsibly
* What can parents do to guide their children’s digital communication
* Additional resources
Today’s adolescents use digital communication heavily: text messaging, Instagram, Twitter, Facebook, Snapchat, and many more platforms that change almost daily.
Dr. Marion K. Underwood is one of the foremost researchers in the developmental origins and outcomes of social aggression and how adolescents’ digital communication relates to adjustment. Her work appears in numerous scientific journals, and the National Institutes of Health has supported her research program since 1995. In 2003, she authored the book, Social Aggression among Girls, and in 2015, she was featured in the CNN special report “#Being13: Inside the Secret World of Teens.” Since 2003, Dr. Underwood and her research group have been conducting a longitudinal study on the origins and outcomes of social aggression and how adolescents use digital communication. Underwood is Dean of Purdue University’s College of Health and Human Sciences. She is a graduate of Wellesley College with a bachelor’s degree in psychology and holds a master’s degree and doctoral degree, both in clinical psychology, from Duke University.
This free event is sponsored by: Lafayette Catholic School System and Purdue University College of Health and Human Sciences