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Phones and "Likes" No Substitute for Parents and Friends


September 26, 2019

Marissa Dahl

Marissa Dahl visited the South O'Brien Elementary on Monday September 16 accompanied by Tyler Youngers. Both are Instructional Technology Consultants with AEAs; Marissa from Heartland and Tyler from Northwest. The event was sponsored by South O'Brien's PTA.

Dahl presented the most recent findings of research about youth and social media and cell phones. Her focus was to give adults insight into parenting in an online world. She notes that a parent's assessment needs to begin with a teen's state of mind with tech use.

In many cases children as young as 5th grade are using a cell with access...

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