Thursday May 19, 2016
Can You Hack It?
Parenting tips in the digital age June 2 and June 7
Bryan Pezzi, FVRL
ow you approach your child's use of technology is one of the most challenging and divisive issues parents face. Fraser Valley Regional Library (FVRL) presents Hacking Parenthood: The Three Worlds of Digital Parenting with tech researcher Dr. Alexandra Samuel.
This topic will be of special interest to parents, caregivers and educators. Don't miss these free events in Abbotsford and Maple Ridge:
Digital Explorer Alexandra Samuel has a contagious enthusiasm for digital media. Drawing on her experience as a tech researcher and parent, Dr. Samuel will explain how to navigate the world of parenting in the 21st century. Her study of 10,000 North American parents shows that there are three distinct styles of digital parenting: Enablers give their kids free reign on the web, while limiters impose strict boundaries. Dr. Samuel encourages parents to be digital mentors, who actively guide their kids through the digital world.
In her talk Dr. Samuel reveals how parents, educators and the community can manage kids’ use of technology to help them develop the foundation for a successful life both on- and off-line. She explains: "It's not our job as parents to put away the phones. It's our job to take out the phones and teach our kids how to use them."
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