Devorah Heitner, Ph.D. and Liz Repking
LIKE: Are We Addicted to Social Media?
The Glenbard Parent Series: (GPS) Navigating Healthy Families will present the documentary LIKE: Are We Addicted to Social Media? at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 8. A discussion will follow featuring Devorah Heitner, Ph.D., author of Screenwise: Helping Kids Thrive (and Survive) in Their Digital World, and Liz Repking, founder of Cyber Safety Consulting. Registration is required for this film screening. Please visit glenbardgps.org/event/LIKE.
LIKE explores the impact of social media on our lives. By understanding the effects of technology and social media on the brain and in our lives, we can learn to navigate it more wisely. Through insightful conversations with psychologists, media specialists and teens, viewers will learn about social media’s effects and what’s happening in today’s digital social space.
Immediately following the documentary, digital citizenship experts Heitner and Repking will lead a conversation to share strategies that adults can implement to understand and relate to their digitally native children and keep them safe online.
GPS is generously sponsored by the Cebrin Goodman Center, Community Consolidated School District 93 Birth to 5 Community Coalition, Cooperative Association for Special Education (CASE), College of DuPage, DuPage Medical Group, Emmy Gaffey Foundation, Glenbard Early Childhood Collaborative, Holiday Inn/Carol Stream, Kiwanis Clubs of District 9, and Prevention Leadership Team of the DuPage County Health Department.
For further information, visit glenbardgps.org or contact Gilda Ross, Glenbard District 87 student and community projects coordinator, at 630-942-7668 or firstname.lastname@example.org.