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Agora Institute Lecture
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02.15.17
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Springton Lake is pleased to host the Agora Institute in fellowship hall on Wednesday, March 22 at 7:30 p.m. Naomi Schaefer Riley, a magna cum laude graduate from Harvard  University, will be speaking on the subject: Childhood Interrupted: How We Can Raise Happier Healthier Kids With Less Technology. This event will be hosted by Andy Crouch, former Executive  Editor of Christianity Today.  Andy also serves on the governing boards of Fuller Theological Seminary and the Council for Christian Colleges and Universities.

Mrs. Riley has authored six books, is a weekly columnist for the New York Post and is a     former Wall Street Journal editor and writer whose work focuses on higher education,    religion, philanthropy and culture.  She will specifically explore the relationship between children, parents, and technology:  “Many parents feel a profound sense of unease about the ways and the frequency with which their kids are using phones, tablets and computers. We want them to learn how to communicate face to face. We want them to learn how to read well, not just skim websites. We want them to enjoy the outdoors, to get more exercise, to become more independent. We worry about the ways that social media can exacerbate the difficulties of adolescence. We are anxious about the kinds of things our kids will find online. And yet it is hard to say no. It is time that we stop burying our heads in the sand and begin to understand the research about what technology is doing to our kids. And it is time for parents to start fighting back.”

Registration for this event is required:  http://agorainstitute.org/events/356.  The material is age appropriate for High School and above.