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Gadgets & Screen Time: Parenting Capsule

Gadgets & Screen Time: Parenting Capsule

As parents, how can we learn to help our child learn to navigate this domain wisely and safely? And how can we do it effectively and empathetically?


20 March 2021


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About the Course

This session is for Parents

Children increasingly see their peers with smartphones in school, starting as early as third grade (or even below). It can be difficult to counter the argument that “everyone else has one.” Parents often feel guilty that they are depriving their child of fitting in with the rest of their peers. Parents may feel guilty that their child is being left out due to not having a device. And thus, the vast majority of urban children have ready access to devices and the internet.

It is important and in parents’ best interest to decide on the right approach to handling access to gadgets and screen time.

Why is screen time so addictive to children? Why is it important to monitor and regulate usage? And what are the different ways in which kids use the screen and how does it affect their personality? As parents, how can we learn to help our child learn to navigate this domain wisely and safely? And how can we do it effectively and empathetically?  

By attending this course (1 session of 2 hours), you will have an opportunity to hear insights from and interact with Dr Bhooshan Shukla, Teen & Adolescent Psychiatrist, and learn to apply these in your interactions with your child!

At GenWise Online, 150+ parents have benefited by attending Dr Shukla's courses over the past year!

Sample Testimonials from past participants:

"It's been an absolutely revelatory 5 days for me. Some very practical pointers on self-esteem! I am a mother to a 20-year old, and I thought I had experienced parenting well, but in yesterday's session I felt like someone in Grade 1!..."

"I have started applying some of the concepts and I have to say I feel better about myself in the last 24 hours already!"

More video testimonials below:


About our Facilitator:

Rachit is an electronics engineer who has been designing analog circuits for the past decade. His work experience includes Cosmic Circuits and Cadence Design Systems (which acquired Cosmic Circuits), on the design of integrated circuits for audio codecs, serial interfaces, and phase locked loops amongst other things. He likes to spend his time on reading, understanding audio, building speakers, music, and sports.

Rachit has a Masters degree from the Centre For Electronic Design And Technology at the Indian Institute of Science, Bengaluru.

Muralidhar (aka Murali) is senior mentor and course designer at GenWise with 20+ years of experience in the social sector. In addition to delivering Vocational Training to young adults, he is currently responsible for design, manufacturing and marketing operations at a traditional handicraft (wooden toys) enterprise near Bengaluru. Murali has also delivered training and professional development programs for secondary science teachers and 'making' skills to "gifted students" for around 4 years.

Murali has a bachelor's degree in Engineering from IIT Madras.

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