Social media in spotlight at parents’ talk

Author Ian Williamson
Author Ian Williamson
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Social media will be the subject of the latest in the Lytham Parents’ Speakers series of talks at AKS school in St Annes on Thursday, June 14.

Ian Williamson, author of the book ‘We Need To Talk - a straight talking guide to raising resilient teens’ will speak on the effects of social media and electronics on children’s resilience.

The talk is aimed at parents of teenagers, or soon-to-be teens and all are welcome.

Organisers’ spokesman Alex Brown said: “We will be delighted to welcome Ian. It was said in a recent national newspaper feature that Ian knows what your teenagers are thinking before they even think it.

“Over a 30-year career as a child and adolescent psychologist, he has seen 50,000 teenagers, so if anyone is qualified to give advice on how to manage this tricky time for parents, it’s him.”

The event is being held in the AKS Junior School Hall, approached from King Edward Avenue and is sponsored by Fylde Soroptimists. It starts at 7pm, with doors open from 6.15pm.

Alex added: “Our last talk sold out, so advance tickets are strongly advised.”

Tickets and details from the school, via the Facebook page @LythamSpeakerSeries or by emailing LythamSpeakerSeries@gmail.com.