Seminar to Help Parents Understand Social Media and Keep Kids Safe

19 Apr Seminar to Help Parents Understand Social Media and Keep Kids Safe

Our little geeksSocial Media is everywhere these days and your kids are on it. Whether they’re on Facebook, Twitter, Foursquare or any other social media utility, chances are your kids are interacting with all kinds of people on the web. And the truth of the matter is your kids know more about social networking and social media than you do. To top it off you feel pretty powerless when it comes to helping them be safe. Like anything online and in life there is the good, the bad and the ugly.

Don’t worry though the Social Media Club Phoenix is partnering with Raising Arizona Kids magazine to provide parents with information to help keep kids safe on social media. Here are the details:

Date & Time:
Thursday, April 22, 2010 at 6pm

Location:
The MadCap Theater on Mill Avenue in Downtown Tempe.

Parking:
1 hour of parking FREE at these Mill Avenue District parking structures:

  • Brickyard Garage on 6th & 7th Street
  • Centerpoint Surface Lot on Maple Street
  • City Parking Garage on 5th Street
  • Hayden Square Garage on 3rd Street

FREE PARKING ALL DAY AT Ash & Farmer Surface Lots
FREE PARKING AFTER 6pm at City Parking Garage on 5th Street

Panelists:

  • Sheila Unwin – Educational professional with an 18-year-old son.
  • NJ Unwin – University student and son of Sheila Unwin.
  • Calie WaterhouseSkateland Internet Community Manager and mother of 3
  • Devon Adams – High school teacher and Online Community College professor, as
  • well as the father of a 5-year-old

And pass this information along too by the way. So, if you know parents at your childs school, your neighbors,  your friends who could benefit please forward them this information. Help spread the word about this valuable resource!  Keep in mind more information is available on their Facebook event page, where you can also RSVP.

Creative Commons License photo credit: notahandbag

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5 Comments
  • CWaterhouse
    Posted at 10:44h, 19 April

    Thank you so much Shailesh for helping us spread the word for Thursday night's forum. What a great opportunity for parents to ask specific questions and hear real life experiences from other parents.

    As a parent myself, I am constantly monitoring my kids actions and interactions on the Internet. They think they're just having fun, but I think they're making lifelong choices.

    Hope to see you Thursday 🙂

  • 4/22 Seminar: Making Social Media Safe For Kids : : Network & Connect
    Posted at 10:54h, 19 April

    […] as Raising Arizona Kids Magazine. My friend, Shailesh Ghimire, proud parent and blogger over at socialreflections.com is also helping us spread the word.  I get the  impression that this is a much needed discussion. […]

  • neales
    Posted at 05:57h, 25 April

    This type of forums do help in setting a community or groups in sharing their experiences and gaining insights from others.

  • doorknobs
    Posted at 20:54h, 26 April

    The safety and security issue in these social media sites vis-a-vis children cannot be overemphasized.

  • doorknobs
    Posted at 03:54h, 27 April

    The safety and security issue in these social media sites vis-a-vis children cannot be overemphasized.

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