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The pandemic environment for middle and high school students often includes more screen time with too few opportunities for healthy socialization. A student’s school experience is focused on the computer and phone. Because it is impossible for parents and teachers to monitor what their students are actually doing on their screens day and night, this has exacerbated issues with problematic video gaming and disordered gambling among youth. This session will enlighten parents, caring adults, and youth workers with knowledge and skills related to understanding the addiction process especially as it relates to drugs, games and gambling. As teen brains are developing, it is vital that we help youth with "good input" and help them avoid risky activities that can impact and cause harm to the developing brain. Join Judy McCormick, CPS, DCGP Director of Prevention Services for Youth, John Schmidt, Prevention Services Coordinator, and Karen Johnston, University of Delaware 4-H as we walk through issues and options to assist teens in this ever changing virtual landscape.

This program is brought to you by the University of Delaware Cooperative Extension, a service of the UD College of Agriculture and Natural Resources — a land-grant institution. This institution is an equal opportunity provider. If you have special needs that need to be accommodated, please contact the office two weeks prior to the event.

This presentation is also supported by the Delaware Division of Public Health Tobacco Prevention Community Contract. Funding for the contract is provided by the Delaware Health Fund and managed by the American Lung Association in Delaware.


Start: March 22, 2021
12:00 pm
End: March 22, 2021
12:30 pm
University of Delaware Cooperative Extension

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