How do I prepare my 10-year old for the upcoming school year? My son is anxious about trying to catch up and get back into the swing of in-person school; what can I do to help? As we approach this new school year, what does school life look like as we transition out of the pandemic?

As students, teachers, and parents look forward to another school year full of uncertainty, you may be finding it difficult to get prepared. Some families are concerned about children heading back to in-person learning for the first time in over a year, others are concerned about kids starting behind, while still others are worried about the implications of more time in virtual classrooms.  Join us on Wednesday, August 25th at noon ET for “School’s in Session: How to Navigate the Upcoming Academic Year,” a Children and Screens Ask The Experts webinar, featuring an interdisciplinary panel of researchers, school psychologists, and others. In order to help you support your children and students as they start fresh in the fall, experts will share advice on everything from adjusting to a new routine to alleviating anxieties to staying healthy.

For those who are interested, there will be an opportunity at registration to indicate whether you would like to ask your question for the panel live on camera during the workshop.

Meet the Speakers


Beth Tarasawa, PhD

Executive Vice President of Research

Donna Tetreault

Parenting Journalist,
Dear Me: Letters to Myself for All of my Emotions
Caring Counts

Phyllis Fagell, LCPC

Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor,
Certified Professional School Counselor,
School Counselor in Washington, DC,

Joseph McGuire, PhD

Associate Professor,
Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences,
Division of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry,
Department of Psychiatry,
Johns Hopkins University,
School of Medicine

This Webinar's Article

How Parental Controls, Monitoring Apps and Media Plans Can Support Healthy Digital Media Use

  • By Children and Screens Staff
  • March 13, 2021

Keeping children safe while still giving them room to grow and develop can feel like a delicate tightrope walk for parents, especially when it comes to the internet. On the one hand, you’d like your kids to learn to be independent and make responsible decisions on their own. On the other hand, you would also like to protect your kids from every possible danger, including digital media overuse. When it comes to finding that balance, parents often wonder when it’s safe to introduce screens and devices into their children’s lives, what kind of restrictions to enforce, how closely to monitor their kids’ behavior, and how to respect privacy while still looking out for their children’s social, mental, cognitive and physical wellbeing.

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