Michael Mercier, President of Screen Education, Delivers Seminars To Students at Crestwood Middle School and High School
Screen Education today delivered seminars to student at Crestwood Middle School and High School in Mantua, OH.
Crestwood is implementing a no-phone policy during the 2019/2020 academic year, and it engaged Screen Education to assist it in preparing all stakeholder groups --- teachers, parents, and students --- to implement the policy. The purpose of Crestwood's phone ban is to address the distraction caused by students continuously using their phones throughout the day, as well as the toxic social environment this can foster. On August 22 Screen Education delivered seminars to teachers and parents, and today they delivered seminars to 800 students. Screen Education provided individual seminars to each grade level at the high school, and then delivered one seminar to all 3 grade levels at the middle school.
Screen Education's goal was to help each group understand at a deeper level the rationale behind the policy, to understand the challenges of implementing such a policy, and to show each stakeholder group how to work with other stakeholders to ensure the policy's success. Screen Education also made suggestions for using the policy as a foundation for creating a comprehensive digital wellness culture at Crestwood.