Wheeler is pleased to host Dr. Jill Walsh for a pair of digital wellness presentations for our parents and guardians on Wednesday, Nov. 29. Dr. Walsh will focus her talk, titled “The Life of Kids, Teens, and Their Screens,” for Nest and Lower School families from 5:30-6:30pm, and for Middle and Upper School families from 7-8pm. Both sessions will take place in the Gilder Center for the Arts’ Isenberg Auditorium on our Providence campus. An audience Q&A will follow her presentation.
Dr. Walsh is a sociology lecturer at Boston University. She is also the founder of Digital Aged, a consulting group that educates students, families, and educational institutions about positive technology use. She earned a PhD in Sociology from Boston University, a Masters in Public Policy from Brown University, and a BA from Harvard University. Before she attended graduate school, Dr. Walsh taught students in 9th -12th grades at Noble and Greenough School in Massachusetts.
Her research looks at the way that digital media use impacts psychosocial well-being and development. Her book, “Adolescents and their Social Media Narratives: A Digital Coming of Age,” was published in 2017, and she is currently working on a new book for parents. Her research interests include social media and identity work, parasocial relationships, and the links between technology and mental health. She currently teaches undergraduate and graduate courses at Boston University.
If you plan to attend either of her presentations on Nov. 29, we ask that you please RSVP by filling out this form. We are able to offer child care for a limited number of Nest and Lower School families during Dr. Walsh’s presentation. Please use this form to reserve your child’s spot.
“The Life of Kids, Teens, and Their Screens,” a Digital Wellness Presentation and Q&A with Dr. Jill Walsh
Wednesday, Nov. 29
- 5:30-6:30pm for Nest and Lower School Families
- 7-8pm for Middle and Upper School Families
Gilder Center for the Arts’ Isenberg Auditorium on Wheeler’s Providence campus