Community presentation on technology use and children by Grace Chen

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    CAMDEN — MSAD 28 and Five Town CSD are hosting a community presentation by Grace Chen on technology use and children, Thursday, April 11, at 7 p.m., at Bisbee Theater, in Camden Rockport Middle School. The presentation is called “Screens and Kids: defining the categories of device usage, understanding the impact on our kids, and ideas for managing your family’s screen time.”

    Parents and teachers in our community are seeing negative behaviors and outcomes that they attribute to kids’ screen time. What are the impacts of screen time?  Is all screen time the same? Grace will be providing an insider’s perspective into the different types of device usage, how/why they are built in a certain way, and how that affects today’s youth. While there is no single solution to the challenge, this presentation will cover frameworks for how to manage your family’s decisions for device usage.

    Grace Chen has spent the last 20 years in the tech industry in Silicon Valley, building technology products and businesses. She has developed products for consumers, small businesses, and enterprise companies at some of the largest and most successful tech companies, including Google, Meta, and Square. In 2016 she co-founded a start-up that provided an affordable high-speed internet alternative to cable; she sold the company to Meta in 2020. She holds several patents for her technology product development work.

    Chen began her career as an engineer at NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory. She holds a B.S. in Management Science and Engineering from Stanford University.

    Chen lives in Camden with her husband and two kids, who both attend Camden-Rockport Elementary School.


    Event Date: 

    Thu, 04/11/2024 - 7:00pm

    Event Location: 

    Bisbee Theater


    Camden Rockport Middle School
    Camden, ME 04843
    United States