The Simon Fraser PAC presents “Happy Kids & Angry Birds: A Parent Education Night for Caregivers and Parents,” Tues., Nov. 3, 6-8 pm, in the school gym. Dr. Vanessa Lapointe, a registered psychologist who has been supporting families and children for over 15 years, will be the featured speaker addressing the tech revolution and how it can affect our children.
Tickets are $5 each. You can reserve a ticket online now with PayPal, or, you can place a cheque in the PAC dropbox made payable to "Simon Fraser Elementary PAC" AND "Parent education" on memo line. (Payment secures your spot for the evening.)
As a society, we have never before experienced a revolution as swift and all encompassing as the technology revolution. Facebook didn’t exist a decade ago. Twitter and Instagram are a foreign language to many adults, and actual play in the real world is often replaced by screen time.
The challenge is that this has happened so quickly, we have not had an opportunity to consider whether this revolution will harm the influential brains and minds of our growing children.
The evening will focus on how technology exposure and use might be harming our children, how technology might be used to actually benefit the development of our children, and some ideas and guidelines to implement in our children’s exposure to and use of technology to ultimately protect and nurture their well-being.
Lapointe’s passion is in walking alongside parents, teachers, care providers, educators, and other big people to really see the world through the child’s eyes.
A regularly invited educator and speaker, and a consultant to research projects and various organizations, Lapointe seeks to champion children and their big people in giving kids the best chance.
She is known for being a dynamic speaker who brings a sense of nurturing understanding and humanity to all of her workshops and presentations. And, as a mother to two growing children, Lapointe strives not only professionally, but also personally, to view the world through the child’s eyes.