The advent of technology and digitalization has drastically changed the way we live, work, and interact with each other. However, as with any innovation, it also brings about its own set of challenges and concerns. One such challenge is the impact of digital exposure on children’s mental health and the role of parents in creating a healthy balance in a digital world. To address this concern, The NorthCap University organized an expert talk session on “Changing Role of Parents in a Digital World” on Saturday, April 29, 2023, in the university’s auditorium, which proved to be a huge success.
The talk featured three renowned experts in the field of psychology, psychiatry, and education, who shared their insights and expertise on navigating the digital world and creating a healthy balance for children. The speakers were Dr. Aruna Broota, a globally acclaimed psychologist and parenting expert, Dr. Jitendra Nagpal, a renowned psychiatrist and life skills promotion expert, and Ms. Aditi Misra, Director Principal of Delhi Public School, Sector 45, Gurugram, who served as the moderator for the session.
Dr. Aruna Broota shared her insights and practical tips on how parents can navigate the digital world and create a healthy balance for their children. She emphasized the importance of communication, setting boundaries, and monitoring screen time. Dr. Broota also spoke about the impact of digital exposure on children’s mental health and shared ways to promote mental well-being. As she quoted during her speech, “Be kind to your mind: Understand and manage your emotions,” highlighting the importance of emotional regulation and well-being in the digital age.
Dr. Jitendra Nagpal provided his expertise and insights on how to address digital exposure and its effects on children’s mental health. He highlighted the importance of recognizing the signs of digital addiction and provided strategies to promote healthy digital habits. Dr. Nagpal also spoke about the role of parents in fostering resilience and emotional intelligence in their children.
Ms. Aditi Misra, the moderator for the session, facilitated the discussion and provided an opportunity for the audience to interact with the speakers. She shared her own experiences as an educator and parent and provided valuable insights into the challenges faced by students and parents in the digital age.
The event was attended by a diverse audience, including parents, educators, and students. The speakers received several questions from the audience, which they answered in detail, providing practical solutions to the challenges faced by parents in the digital age.
In conclusion, the expert talk session on “Changing Role of Parents in a Digital World” was a huge success. It provided valuable insights and practical solutions to parents and educators navigating the digital world. The event was well organized and received positive feedback from the attendees. The efforts of the NCU team, led by Prof. Dr. Sona Vikas, in organizing such a successful event should be recognized. Such initiatives are essential in creating awareness and promoting education on critical issues related to parenting and mental health. Kudos to the team for their excellent work in organizing the event!