BASKING RIDGE, N.J. – Navigating through often conflicting messages about the impact of digital media on the education and development of young people, today’s so-called “digital natives,” can be daunting for parents and other caregivers. To raise awareness and provide some helpful resources on these topics during Internet Safety Month, Verizon is sponsoring two free, 30-minute webinars in June:
- June 18 – “Raising Your Digital Natives Responsibly” will be led by Rosalind Wiseman, an internationally recognized author and educator who focuses on children, teens, parenting, education and social justice. This webinar will address common challenges parents and caregivers face when raising digital natives, and suggest healthy and responsible-use strategies.
- June 24 – “Digital Literacy, Digital Citizenship, Digital Discipline” will be led by Dr. David Walsh and Erin Walsh of Mind Positive Parenting, whose mission is to equip parents and communities to raise children and youth who can thrive and meet the challenges of the 21st century. This session will give parents and caregivers practical information for helping their children maximize the benefits and minimize the harms of media and new technologies.
WHEN: Tuesday, June 18, 12:30-1 p.m. Eastern time for “Raising Your Digital Natives Responsibly”
Monday, June 24, 12:30-1 p.m. Eastern time for “Digital Literacy, Digital Citizenship, Digital Discipline”
WHERE: For more information and registration for: the June 18 webinar, go to http://vz.to/13zfOtn; for the June 24 webinar, go to http://vz.to/1a1IQHn. Instructions for accessing the webinars will be provided at registration.
WHO: Rosalind Wiseman (June 18)
Dr. David Walsh and Erin Walsh (June 24)