iGen: Understanding the Smartphone Generation and Finding a Balance with Technology

Jan 5, 2019

Speaker: Jean Twenge, Ph.D. Author and Professor of Psychology at San Diego State University.

The iGen is the first generation to spend their entire childhood in the age of the smartphone, and this fact alone seems to have an important impact on who they are and how they relate to the world. More than previous generations, they are obsessed with safety, focused on tolerance, and have no patience for inequality. They are also “on the brink of the worst mental health crisis in decades.” In this lively talk we will explore the idea that iGen may be growing up more slowly than previous generations. Learn what practical tools may be utilized to best meet the developmental needs of children and encourage their independence and autonomy.

Sunday, January 13, 6:30-8:00 p.m.

Monday, January 14, 9:30-11:00 a.m.  & 6:30-8:00 p.m.

St. Juliana Falconieri, 1316 N. Acacia Ave., Fullerton

Parents/Adults are welcome at any or all sessions, but children under 9th grade should not attend as subject matter is not appropriate for younger teens/children. Questions? Contact Daniella Aquino at (714) 282-3060.