Managing “Weapons of Mass Distraction”
Originally Broadcasted on
10th November 2022
In this third and final webinar of the series, we will discuss the challenges of having “weapons of mass distraction” i.e. devices and screen time, in our children’s lives and realistic strategies to manage them.
In our children’s heavily-wired world, technology forms an integral part of their lives, aiding in their school learning and connecting them with the global world. Yet, most children lack the self-management skills needed to manage their devices, which are also potent sources of addictive entertainment or constant distraction.
There are no easy answers to this increasingly challenging problem but experts have offered strategies to help parents get to the root of managing these “weapons of mass distraction”. Join us in this webinar as we explore these strategies and help our children better manage these potent tools they hold in their hands.
Listen to the webinar and:-
- Learn about the impact of screen time and device-use on Executive Function Skills in the brain
- Understand how different screen content affects children in different ways
- Uncover strategies that can get to the root of managing these “weapons of mass distraction” in your child
Ms Cheryl Chia
With more than 20 years’ experience in brain fitness training, Cheryl is an accomplished physiotherapist, who is also the founder of BrainFit, an entity that specialises in scientific brain fitness training. Cheryl holds a Master Degree in Physiotherapy Studies from the University of Queensland, Australia. She was awarded a full scholarship from KK Hospital and was also the overall coordinator for paediatric neurology physiotherapy there. She has lectured in Nanyang Polytechnic and is a much sought-after speaker, including at events organised by MediaCorp-SMART Parents, the Child Guidance Clinic and schools. She is a frequent invited guest on Parenting Made Easy Radio 93.8, where she shares her expertise on brain fitness to help parents raise smarter and more resilient children. Cheryl is also an author and a mother to two young girls.