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The Digital Sandbox: What Grownups Need to Know About the New Childhood with Jordan Shapiro

Thursday, October 03, 2019
6:30 PM - 8:30 PM

11001 Hammerly Blvd., Houston, TX 77043

2019-10-03 18:30:00 2019-10-03 20:30:00 America/Chicago The Digital Sandbox: What Grownups Need to Know About the New Childhood with Jordan Shapiro

Adult Education: Giving Voice to Children Keynote Speaker, Jordan Shapiro, PhD offers optimistic, inspiring, and practical advice to help adults navigate the new, digital frontier of childhood. He reframes gaming, social media, and smartphones in historical context, providing a fresh, evidence-based perspective that will change the way you think about today’s connected kids.

11001 Hammerly Blvd., Houston, TX 77043 The Parish School info@parishschool.org
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"The Digital Sandbox: What Grownups Need to Know About the New Childhood"

Presented by Jordan Shapiro, PhD, Keynote Speaker for The Parish School's "Giving Voice to Children" Luncheon

It’s time for a new approach to screen time and for parents and educators to rethink our attitudes toward technology. There's a damaging orthodoxy that presents digital devices as an evil temptation. Grownups see it as a disruptive influence in the home, the adversary of healthy family life. They think that the only acceptable response is firm limits and restrictions. But Jordan Shapiro, PhD —an educational pioneer, college professor and father of two—draws on cutting-edge research in science, philosophy, economics and psychology to show we've let fear and nostalgia stand in the way of our children's best interests.

During this in-depth presentation, Jordan will offer optimistic, inspiring and practical advice to help adults navigate the new, digital frontier of childhood. He reframes gaming, social media and smartphones in historical context, providing a fresh, evidence-based perspective that will change the way you think about today’s connected kids.

Q&A and book signing to follow the presentation.

  • Event is FREE and open to the public.
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  • Childcare available to Parish families upon request. 
     
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