HeadsUp rivertowns is a committee created to bring awareness, education, support and advocacy to encourage a screen smart community in the current and changing age of technology.
aawareness- we will begin community conversations and sponsor activities During which we think critically about the effects of smartphones, social media and gaming on our children and on ourselves. education-we will provide information about the effects of screens on children so families can make informed decisions about how and when to introduce different types of technology. support- we will provide support for families who want to hold off on various technologies for their children, and We will provide information on smartphone alternatives. advocacy - we will advocate for policies for screen use both at home and at school, and we will use research to Support those policies.
We are raising our children in a time when technology is everywhere- in our homes, in our classrooms, in our kids' hands when they walk home from school or get together with friends. While technology brings us many benefits, many parents have become concerned about the pervasive presence of technology in our kids' lives.
Headsup rivertowns was created by a group of parents in the rivertowns- dobbs ferry, hastings, irvington, and tarrytown/sleepy hollow- to advocate for screen-smart policies in our schools and to educate and support families in our communities about the effects of digital media.
let's start the conversation. let's review the research, talk to our kids and each other, and figure out what makes sense for our families.
Let's get our heads up from our screens and work together to be a screen smart community.