Milligan to host free workshop on parenting and social media

MILLIGAN COLLEGE, Tenn. (Feb. 21, 2019) — Snap-on and Milligan College will offer a workshop on the effects of media on children and families on Tuesday, March 5, at 6 p.m. in Milligan’s Hardin Hall. This event is free and open to the public.

Dr. Joy Drinnon, professor of psychology and director of undergraduate research, will discuss the psychological, social and educational effects of media on children and adolescents. Topics will include social media’s impact on body image, drug and alcohol abuse, sociability, morality and cognitive development. Drinnon also will offer strategies for balancing and monitoring media usage.

“This workshop will address how technology impacts children specifically, while also acknowledging that we all struggle with an overload of technology in our lives,” says Drinnon. “This workshop is designed to be interactive and provide an opportunity to brainstorm strategies for finding balance.”

These workshops are part of a yearlong series offered by Milligan and Snap-on. Each workshop is designed to present helpful and supportive information on a variety of topics. Upcoming workshops topics include maintaining family and marriage relations, as well as estate and will planning.

“Giving back to our community is an important initiative,” said Robin Pritchard, human resource manager at Snap-on. “We are excited to partner with Milligan to offer free workshops to our community that provide guidance on the important topics that impact our everyday lives.”

To register and learn more, visit milligan.edu/community-workshops/.


MILLIGAN COLLEGE is a Christian liberal arts college in Northeast Tennessee whose vision is to change lives and shape culture through a commitment to servant leadership. The college offers more than 100 majors, minors, pre-professional degrees and concentrations in a variety of fields, along with graduate and adult degree completion programs.  To learn more about Milligan College, visit www.milligan.edu or call 800-262-8337.

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