12/5/18: SAFETY

Did you know...throughout their lifetime, the average internet predator has 250 victims.

Social media has become a large part of adolescent’s lives, but it’s important to be aware of the potential risks. Follow the link to watch Naperville’s own Officer Richard Wistocki deliver a powerful Ted Talk that addresses safety concerns with social media and why parents should be monitoring their children’s social media use.

Officer Wistocki TedxNaperville: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=k2buaziaNnE 

Some important points to keep in mind:


Is screen time affecting your child’s brain development? Academic performance? Behavior? Coping skills?

Researchers from the National Institutes of Health recently offered preliminary data from the Adolescent Brain Cognitive Development (ABCD) study.

For additional information, see “Is Screen Time Altering the Brains of Children?”

60 Minutes Video:  Groundbreaking study examines effects of screen time on kids