Community forum discusses the impact of technology on children

ONALASKA, Wis. (WKBT) Advanced technology has changed the way we live, but some people are concerned about the impact it has on children.

On Saturday the public was invited to Coffee & Conversation to discuss childhood in the digital age.

With electronic devices easily accessible, parents are concerned about what their kids are doing, especially the information they are sharing online.

The goal of the event is to educate parents about the risks and benefits of today’s digital world and to offer alternative activities to reduce kid’s use of electronic devices.

“Talking about strategies that I’m hoping parents can take home to help them come up with a plan in their house, for the electronic devices, and dealing with their kids to avoid some of those problems,” said Kristina Schlecht, a physician at Mayo Clinic Health System.

Coffee & Conversation discuses new topics every other month.