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Smartphones, Social Media, and Your Kids: "Childhood 2.0" Documentary Screening and Q&A

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Tweens & Teens
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Join Darien Library, OK To Delay Darien, Darien Depot, and Thriving Youth Darien for a screening and question and answer session of the documentary, "Childhood 2.0."

6 to 7:45 p.m. Watch the very informative documentary in the Community Room. 

"Childhood 2.0" is required viewing for anyone who wants to better understand the world their children are navigating as they grow up in the digital age. Featuring actual parents and kids as well as industry-leading experts in child safety and development, this documentary dives into the real-life issues facing kids today — including cyberbullying, online predators, suicidal ideation, and more.

8 to 9 p.m. Virtual Q&A with Katey McPherson

Following the screening we will Zoom with Katey McPherson on the big screen for a Q&A.

About the Presenter

Katey McPherson currently serves as the Director of Professional Development for Bark for Schools, an artificial intelligence app that protects over 5 million children while they use personal and school-issued devices.

Katey brings experience in school leadership, prevention, and organizational change with 25 years as a secondary school teacher, guidance counselor, and PK-12 school administrator. Katey’s educational career focus is on student and teacher social and emotional wellness and support. She has worked diligently on several youth mental health initiatives and laws, delivers professional development to learning communities with a focus on creating adaptive coping skills and resiliency, and speaks to students to increase their awareness and education in digital citizenship/social media responsibility. 

*If you are unable to attend the screening, you can watch the film ahead of time and attend the Q&A portion.

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