PETERBOROUGH — Superintendent Kimberly Rizzo Saunders and Director of Student Services Cari Christian-Coates would like to invite ConVal Regional School District students and their families to attend the second of three mental health webinars next month.
On Wednesday, Feb. 24 starting at 6 p.m., the district will be holding an online viewing of “LIKE”. The film explores the impact of social media on our lives, the effects of technology on the brain and teaches viewers how to self-regulate. This film is rated for those age 10 and older.
After the film, a panel will discuss its contents and how students can apply the lessons learned in their own lives. The list of panelists will be announced in the coming weeks.
Parents and guardians will have the opportunity to ask specific questions they may have during the webinar as well.
Those who wish to attend will need to register in advance. Information on how to do so will be shared closer to the event.
“Though social media helps to provide a place for students to connect and share, we also know that it can take a toll on their mental health,” Coates said. “We hope you will join us to learn more about the effects it can have as well as resources and tips to help manage any stress or emotional impacts you may experience.”
This is the second of three films that will be shown over the course of the 2020-21 school year. The first film, “The Upstanders”, was shown in October for middle and high school students, and discussed resilience, attention, and the power of connection to end bullying and the brain science behind cyber-bullying, bullying among friends, families and co-workers. The third film, “Angst”, will be shown in April to raise awareness about anxiety and is rated for those age 10 and older.
“One of our top priorities is making sure our students are healthy both physically and emotionally, so we are proud to host this film series that supports just that,” Superintendent Rizzo Saunders said. “We hope you will join us, and that you will gather some important information and resources for you and your family.”
More information about the final film in the series, including the showing date, will be shared at a later date.
The film, panel discussions and Q&A will be recorded and available for viewing for families who are not able to attend.
For the link or for more information about the event itself, please contact Cari Christian-Coates at [email protected] or by calling 603-924-7503 ext. 2048.