The Nantucket Community School (NCS) and Families Against Social Media Addiction (FASMA), an organization dedicated to addressing the rising rates of social media addiction among children and teenagers, are inviting adults with children ages 9 to 13 to participate in one of two focus groups on Monday, September 18.
In today's digital age, the proliferation of social media platforms has brought about unprecedented challenges for young individuals and their families. The negative impacts of excessive social media usage, ranging from decreased self-esteem to diminished interpersonal skills, have prompted NCS and FASMA to take proactive steps toward addressing this issue. These focus groups aim to educate island parents and children about the potential perils of social media addiction while providing them with tools to establish groups that will further activate balanced and healthy online behaviors.
Findings from the Nantucket focus groups will be merged with others being held across the country, to inform the development of a national network of families devoted to using social media for good. Participants’ names will be kept confidential.
Focus Group Opportunities
Date & Time:
- Parents of children ages 9 – 13 only – Monday, September 18 | 11:00 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. (lunch provided) & 4:30 – 6:00 p.m. (snacks provided)
Funded by a grant from the Elizabeth and Peter C. Tower Foundation, the focus groups will facilitate an open dialogue among participants, fostering an environment where both parents and children can share their experiences, concerns and insights regarding social media use. Recommendations for online safety will also be shared with island families. For further information and registration details, please email email@example.com
Space is limited - first 10 people/session get a $20. gift certificate.