WAKEFIELD — Executive Director Margie Daniels is excited to announce that Massachusetts Partnerships for Youth will host the “Thriving in the Age of Digital Distraction” conference in Newton later this month.
“We’re seeing more and more students struggle to find balance between real life and online life,” Executive Director Daniels said. “We hope those who attend the conference will leave feeling ready to help students navigate through the digital world and become productive digital citizens.”
Monday, Jan. 27, 8:45 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.
Newton-Wellesley Hospital, 2014 Washington St., Newton
- Margie Daniels, M.Ed., Massachusetts Partnerships for Youth Executive Director
- Chris Willard, Psy.D. author and faculty member at Harvard Medical School
- Mark Bertin, M.D. developmental pediatrician from Pleasantville, NY
- Susan Reynolds, M.Ed. founder of LookUp.live Foundation
- Juliet Gildehaus, creator of the LookUp Challenge
Law enforcement and school district professionals from throughout Massachusetts are invited to attend this conference which is designed to provide them with the skills and tools to help students navigate digital distraction and addiction, and ease the detrimental impacts social media can have on their lives.
The event will feature three presentations titled “Making the Virtual Virtuous,” “Social Media’s Impact on Mental Health” and “Listening to Gen Z: The LookUp Challenge.” Speakers include psychologists, doctors and experts on digital well-being.
The conference is free for members and $100 for non-members.
Register for the event here.
About the Massachusetts Partnerships for Youth, Inc.
Massachusetts Partnerships for Youth, Inc. is a non-profit 501.c(3) organization that provides training, fosters collaboration, and develops programming to increase the health and safety of students. MPY is committed to bringing cutting-edge information and high quality trainings to constituents and endeavors to provide solution-oriented, community-based, multi-disciplinary approaches to reducing and ideally eliminating risky behaviors for youth.
The nonprofit is governed by a Board of Directors made up of school superintendents, police and fire chiefs, and other community leaders who work closely with MPY staff to deliver this mission.
To learn more, visit www.mpyinc.org.