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    Joanna Fortune Visits Castle Park Primary School in Dalkey

    A photo of Joanna giving a talk at Castle Park School

    Joanna Fortune Seminar

    An evening with Joanna Fortune at our Primary School in Dalkey

    Thank you to all the parents who joined us last night for an enlightening talk on “Smartphones & Children’s Mental Health” by renowned speaker Joanna Fortune. Joanna is a highly experienced and qualified therapist, and her presentation provided invaluable insights into the various stages of childhood development, particularly emphasising the crucial role that ‘Play’ plays at each stage.

    A Powerful Reminder

    As parents, we all want the best for our children, and in today’s digital age, one of the most pressing concerns is the impact of excessive screen time and prolonged exposure to technology on our children’s well-being. Joanna’s presentation served as a powerful reminder of the importance of actively monitoring and regulating our children’s use of technology to ensure a well-balanced and healthy upbringing.

    Effects of Excessive Screen Time

    Joanna highlighted the potential harm of excessive screen time and explained how it can affect a child’s growth and development. She emphasised that while technology can offer many benefits, finding a healthy balance and ensuring that our children’s well-being is not compromised is essential.

    Visit Joanna’s Website

    For those unable to attend the talk, we highly encourage you to visit Joanna’s website to find a wealth of valuable resources and materials on this topic. Her website, accessible through the link below, is a wealth of information that will equip you with the knowledge and tools to navigate the challenges of raising children in a digital world.


    On Joanna’s website, you can discover articles, 15-minute guides, and blog posts that delve into various aspects of children’s mental health.

    Support from Castle Park

    At Castle Park Primary School in Dalkey, we recognise the importance of addressing these concerns and providing parents with the necessary knowledge and support. We are committed to equipping our children with the skills to navigate the digital world safely and responsibly while nurturing their emotional well-being.

    Thank you Joanna

    We extend our gratitude to Joanna Fortune for taking the time to visit Castle Park Primary School. Her invaluable insights and expertise have undoubtedly sparked meaningful conversations and inspired us to proactively approach our children’s technology use.

    We hope to welcome Joanna back to Castle Park School for more talks soon.

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