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OW Susie Davies (1998) talks to parents about positive masculinity and the internet

11 Mar 2024
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OW Dr Susanna Davies (1998) came into School in February as part of the Parental Engagement Programme to talk to parents about helping their sons with their internet experiences.

Susie is a GP in Bristol and is the founder of PAPAYA (Parents Against Phone Addiction in Young Adolescents). Her interest in medicine started when she was a pupil here and she has gone on to set up a charity to help young people and families get a healthy balance with technology. She has lots of stories to tell from her time as a GP at Bristol University as well as lots of top tips on how you can build your child's self-esteem and help them to thrive in the digital age. 
The presentation 'Positive Masculinity: Reclaiming the Internet for our Adolescent Boys explored the impact of internet addiction, exposure to explicit content, and the erosion of male identity in shaping the rise of 'toxic masculinity.' The talk aimed to be both informative and a resource for parents to help them collaborate in guiding their sons to use the internet wisely and avoid online harm. Although mainly aimed at the parents of boys, this topic obviously has a significant impact for all genders.

If you would like to find out more details of Susie's work, click here.

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