Denison College Bathurst High Campus will be hosting an information evening to discuss with parents the effects of mobile phone and social media use on students.
The event will see a host of guest speakers present parents with a number of strategies to mediate their child's use of technology and social media.
Bathurst High Campus principal Ken Barwick is hoping the information evening will offer parents a greater insight into the relationship between technology and the well-being of children.
"Technology can play a vital role in enhancing a child's education when used properly but unfortunately, we've been noticing that mobile phones have been detracting students from learning," Mr Barwick said.
"As a principal, I have parents telling me every day that they struggle to take technology away from their children, which causes arguments in the home."
The idea for the information evening came from the Bathurst High P and C as a means to promote the school's new policy regarding mobile phones.
"Our new policy requires students to turn off all technological devices during class and place them out of sight," Mr Barwick said.
"The policy has made a significant difference in the engagement of students towards their studies."
Mr Barwick will be one of the guest speakers at next week's information evening, along with Chifley school liaison officer Senior Constable Jane Heffernan.
Sr Constable Heffernan will be discussing the legalities of mobile phone and social media use and how to ensure students make the right decisions online.
"We're trying to ensure students are well equipped to stay safe online and this event will be a great opportunity to discuss with parents ways to ensure their child's safety," she said.
"There's 42 school liaison police officers in NSW, and online safety is the main topic we are called into schools to discuss."
The information evening will also feature social media sociologist Peter Sutton, youth liaison officer Rachel Joyce and Denison College counsellors Bron Johnston and Sarah Kenny.
Mr Barwick said the information evening will not be limited to parents who have children at Denison College's two campuses.
"This isn't an issue that affects a particular school, i'm sure most parents in the Bathurst community would agree that there's concern regarding students and technology in the home," he said.
"Anyone in Bathurst who is interested in listening is most welcome to come along."
The information session for parents will take place on Thursday, June 13 at the Bathurst High gymnasium from 6pm.