Friday 2 Feb 2018

Last Tuesday, we hosted a Family Forum event ‘You’re Not on the Back Foot.’ We had over thirty parents join us to hear from our guest speakers on how social media can directly impact children’s mental health. Caroline Kelly and Madeline Stanimeros shared such a wealth of research, professional insight and a host of practical tips for how to begin in the early years to influence and empower your children as they learn to self-regulate and navigate an online world.

The response on the evening was hugely favourable, with parents actively engaged in a discussion about how to collaborate and best support our children and school community moving forward. We look forward to continuing this important dialogue in the weeks and months ahead. Here is some of what parents shared about the evening:

“Invaluable! A real eye opener! We came away with the knowledge of how to make our children’s world happier and safer.”

“So full of very useful information, I have leant so much.”

“This talk helped me to understand that education, communication and self-regulation is so much more effective than simply banning….”

“An informative evening highlighting the dangers and providing practical solutions to a worrying development in our children’s world.”