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Workshop on impact of technology on children to open in November

By Phong Van   October 26, 2021 | 11:00 pm PT
The European International School Ho Chi Minh City (EIS) will offer a free workshop, providing evidence and advice about the effects of the amount of screen time on children.

The workshop, "Are screen technologies harming our children?", will open at 5 p.m. – 6:30 p.m. on Wednesday, Nov. 17. The purpose of the workshop is to offer an evidence-based summary, including advice and guidance for parents who are managing their children’s access to technologies at home.

"While Covid-19 has completely transformed our lives in recent months, it has also brought with it more screen time for ourselves and our children. Although many parents would like their children to spend less time on digital media, it is not always practical with so much learning and other activities taking place online during Covid-19," the organizer said.

Workshop will provides evidence and advice about the effects of screen time amount on children. Photo courtesy of EIS

The workshop will provide evidence and advice about the effects of screen time amount on children. Photo courtesy of EIS

The key guest speaker, Tony Louw, managing director of Learning Strategies, will provide the best education and support not only for children but also for parents through different topics.

Louw has close to 20 years' experience working in the field of psychology across Europe and Asia and has spent the last 10 years leading a team of professionals in the delivery of educational and psychological support services to the Saigon community.

He will be investigating how recent generations have witnessed an exponential increase in the number of hours each day that people of all ages spend with interactive screen technologies. Accelerated by lockdowns and social distancing regulations, almost every aspect of education, business, and social life is now mediated through digital pathways that allow lightning speed access to information and social interaction at any time of day or night.

Children spend more time on screen for learning and other online activities during Covid-19. Photo courtesy of EIS

Children spend more time on screen for learning and other online activities during Covid-19. Photo courtesy of EIS

The workshop will also include time for a Q&A session with Louw and EIS Leadership Team, an opportunity to discuss the world-class learning environment and International Baccalaureate (IB) program for children from 2-18 years of age.

Parents will also learn about EIS’s unique village campus based in Thao Dien, Thu Duc City, which has a home-away-from-home feel and garden environment where a personalized approach to learning is provided to each child. EIS internationally trained teachers encourage each child to find their own voice and excel in their individual path.

Excellent students are happy with learning programs at European International School Ho Chi Minh City. Photo courtesy of EIS

Students are happy with learning programme at European International School Ho Chi Minh City. Photo courtesy of EIS

Registration is available now via https://bit.ly/3bgW4pQ. Participants can enjoy a special offer of VND4.5 million application fee waived when applying to EIS.

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