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Got kids on screens too much? SD43 has a series to help families

Carol Todd, SD43’s co-ordinator for digital literacy and citizenship, will be part of a panel that will discuss responsible electronic device use.
Kids using electronic devices.

Parents of students in School District 43 (SD43) can learn how to keep their kids safe online, as well as physically and mentally well, in an educational series offered this winter and spring.

Carol Todd, SD43’s co-ordinator for digital literacy and citizenship, and the mother of the late Amanda Todd, will be part of a panel on Thursday, Jan. 25 that will discuss:

  • responsible digital device use
  • screen time management
  • online safety
  • privacy settings
  • digital trends

Shaunna Martin, SD43’s co-ordinator for well-being and positive mental health, will also be on the panel with Zach Hamed, a cybersecurity training consultant, and Sgt. Kerry Shima, acting officer-in-charge of the Alberta Integrated Child Exploitation unit.

The panel, which will meet from 6:30 to 8 p.m., will focus their discussion around the documentary Screenagers: Growing Up in the Digital Age.

To watch the video and to register for the free panel session, you can visit SD43’s website.

The SD43 Family and Community Learning Series 2024 also includes the following outreach — taking place in person, hybrid and virtually, from 6:30 to 8 p.m.:

  • Feb. 28: Keeping Students Safe Through Sexual Health Education
  • March 7: Substance Use Prevention with Guy Felicella
  • April 4: Social Media, Digital Citizenship and Cyberbullying
  • April 18: Screenagers: Next Chapter, Skills for Stress Resilience
  • May 9: Inclusive and Safe School Communities
  • May 23: Understanding the Teenage Brain

Registration information for each session will be emailed closer to the date. Email [email protected] for more details.