September 24, 2022

USD 457 to hold parent forum regarding distractions from Technology

Group Of Teenagers Sharing Text Message On Mobile Phones


(Courtesy of USD 457)

GARDEN CITY, Kan. — Garden City Public Schools will hold a free parent forum on Wednesday, April 10 at 7:00 p.m. in Clifford Hope Auditorium at Horace Good Middle School, 1412 N. Main Street.  Tom Kersting, renowned author, therapist and school counselor will provide a look at parenting in the age of technology and creating a balance with electronic devices in your family. 

For many families, screens have become commonplace and default devices that become an expectation. Kids turn to them for entertainment and assume they will receive their own devices and social media accounts at a certain age, but you don’t have to follow the crowd.

Tom Kersting has seen the first-hand effects this digital world has on kids. He speaks from 18 years of psychotherapist experience, as well as 23 years of experience as a school counselor. He has written a book on the topic, titled “Disconnected: How to Reconnect Our Digitally Distracted Kids.”

The event is being made possible by the literacy in Kansas Grant that the district received.