Event: 'It’s All About The Kids: Raising Kids In Our 24/7 Connected Culture' Print
  Community Education
Local Events for the Community
Date: Tuesday, March 04, 2014 - 4:00 pm
Duration: 1 Hour 30 Minutes
Contact Info:
For further information or to receive a flyer, call 973-720-3709 or visit the University’s website at www.wpunj.edu.

William Paterson University and St. Joseph's Healthcare System Present Children's Health Issues Workshops

St. Joseph's Healthcare System and William Paterson University's Center For Continuing and Professional Education will host a series of five spring workshops that focus on a range of children's health issues. Held at the University's Valley Road campus,  The Children's Health Series,  It's All About The Kids, will include discussions of children and internet safety,  diabetes, attention deficit disorder and  school safety. A panel of pediatricians from St. Joseph's Children's Hospital will participate in an open discussion with seminar attendees on children's health and enabling children from other countries and cultures to adapt to America. The workshops are open to teachers, school nurses, guidance counselors and other school staff.


"Raising Kids in Our 24/7 Connected Culture."  According to the Pew Institute, 86 percent of girls claimed to be able to conduct online chats without their parents' knowledge, 65 percent of 8-14-year-olds have been involved in cyber-bullying and 97 percent of teens use social networking applications, such as Facebook, My Space and chat rooms. Tali Horowitz, MS, education program manager from Common Sense Media, will provide an overview of the ever-changing digital media landscape and its influence on the way children and adolescents learn, socialize and play. She will discuss social networking sites, sexting, cyberbullying and offer suggestions for how parents and educators can guide youngsters to make responsible, respectful and safe choices in the digital world and beyond.


Workshop is located at 1600 Valley Road in Wayne. Cost per workshop is $20 and pre-registration is required.