Understanding Techno Tantrums

04 June 2020
Understanding Techno Tantrums

During this period of lockdown, the chances are that we have all experienced pupils throwing techno-tantrums. These are completely normal and often a result of the neurobiological changes that occur when pupils use technology. Is this behaviour acceptable and what can be done to alleviate it? We would encourage all parents to sign up to a free webinar hosted by the award-winning speaker and author, Dr Kristy Goodwin, who gives a brief overview of her presentation here. The webinar will be available at 11.00am on Wednesday 17th June

In the webinar, Dr Goodwin helps parents to understand why children and teens emotionally combust when they digitally-disconnect and how to establish new, healthy technology habits. Key learning and discussion points include:

  • The science behind why children have techno-tantrums and find it challenging to switch off from their screens;
  • How to establish and enforce firm guidelines and boundaries;
  • How to be the pilot of the digital plane;
  • Researched based, realistic strategies to help develop healthy digital behaviours so that screen time does not always end in ‘scream time’.

To access the webinar, please complete the following steps:

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