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Screen time for children...Tuesday, April 10th

posted Apr 6, 2018, 3:53 AM by Ellen Bailey

Upcoming parent presentation to address screen time for children in a digital society    

Free event held in Burlington on Tuesday, April 10, 2018 from 7-8:30 p.m.   


Parents are invited to attend a free evening presentation on Tuesday, April 10, 2018 aimed at addressing the appropriate amount of screen time for young people in a society increasingly dominated by technology.


Called ‘Should We Unplug Our Kids? Reflections on the revised Canadian Paediatric Society Position Statement on Screen Time for Children’, the presentation will highlight the current trends, research and recommendations related to screen time.


Presented by Community & Parent Partners for Kids (C.A.P.P. for KIDS), the event runs from 7-8:30 p.m. at the New Street Education Centre (3250 New St., Burlington). There will be community displays from 6:45-7 p.m.


Child experts Maria Ramos and Linda Bell will lead the presentation. Both are experienced Pediatric Speech-Language Pathologists with advanced skills in facilitating the development of language and emergent literacy in preschool children. Their role includes coaching parents and service providers as well as offering community presentations on a variety of related topics.


Admission is free but donations toward future speakers will be gratefully appreciated.


For more information about this event, email


C.A.P.P. for KIDS is a partnership between Halton Region, Halton District School Board, Halton Catholic District School Board, Reach Out Centre for Kids (ROCK), Our Kids Network, Halton Regional Police Service, Ontario Early Years, Burlington Public Library, City of Burlington, and the Halton Multicultural Council.  




For additional information, contact:

      Heather Stewart, Vice Principal
      Syl Apps & Care and Treatment Programs

      905-844-4110, ext. 2833