Dear All,

This is the age of technology and media and it is affecting our children. While the media can impart valuable information to our children, it also exposes them to (and glorifies) violence and unhealthy habits. Research has shown that children who spend too much time using media can develop a variety of issues, including sleep-related problems, difficulties in school, attention problems and eating disorders. Yet every day we see toddlers who are handed iPads that babysit them in cinemas and restaurants young energetic children. Hence recreate the violence that they have been exposed to in a video game or on TV. Therefore it is important for parents and teachers to understand the impact this exposure is having on them.

This talk will help parents understand the media and its impact on our children.

The main objectives of the interactive talk session are:
• supporting our children in making wise choices
• controlling our children’s media diet
• guiding our children’s experience with the media
• alternatives to media that we can offer our children

The details of the talk session are as follows:

Date: Saturday 29 October 2016

Timings: 10:00 am to 12:00 noon

Venue: Teachers’ Resource Centre

Who should attend? All teachers, School Managers, Parents or anyone else who is interested

Speaker’s Profile: Ms. Shahrezad Samiuddin works at TRC. She is also a journalist with a special interest in traditional and new media. She has written features pieces in Dawn on various issues, including on the media. For almost a decade, Shahrezad has been writing the Auntie Agni column in Dawn. She writes on a variety of subjects for Aurora, the Express Tribune, The Herald (Dawn group) and The Indian Express. She has also co-authored a book on Pakistan for young readers called, Pakistan: Castle with a Thousand Doors.

Charges: Rs. 2000

Last date for registration with payment: 14 October 2016