On Tuesday, May 10th, we hosted a social media workshop.The purpose of this workshop was to begin a series of presentations that we hope will help support parents as they navigate the digital landscape. We shared some current trends as well as benefits and challenges followed by some practical advice.
Please see the presentation below. Included are a number of scenarios that kids and parents commonly face. Parents had the opportunity to respond, to share their experiences and to offer advice . We look forward to continuing this conversation next year. Please note, our first event will be held on September 27 at 7pm.
Kiki Carozza and Lisa Weinman
Alexandra Samuel, technology writer and researcher, recently posted an article titled “Parents: Reject Technology Shame“. She urges parents to resist the urge to declare their kids’ technology use as bad and to embrace it instead. Drawn from her research, parents can be divided into three groups, digital enablers, digital limiters and digital mentors. The first group allows the kids to set the “tech agenda”, the second limits as much access as possible and the third serves as a guide and takes a more balanced approach. Read the article to learn more about her research.