Parenting & Teaching in a Digital Era
Date: Friday, September 23
Time: 8:30 am – 2:00 pm
Place: Santa Clara Marriott
2700 Mission College Boulevard
Santa Clara, CA 95054
Whoever tells the stories defines the culture. That
isn’t new. What is new is that we have delegated more
and more of the storytelling function to mass media.
Young people today spend over 53 hours a week in
front of screens. It is more important than ever that
we have critical conversations about the powerful role
of media in our lives.
Recommended Audience: Parents, teachers, coordinated
school health teams, school nurses, counselors,
psychologists, and after-school program staff.
Register FREE at http://santaclara.k12oms.org
by Sept. 16.
Contact Armida Alvarez at 408-453-6529 or
firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
Dr. David Walsh will help us learn more about the latest
discoveries in brain science with up-to-date research and data
to explore how media and technology are influencing today’s
youth and shaping their norms, attitudes and behaviors. He will
explain how media and technology influence child and adolescent
development during important “windows of opportunity” where
young can develop the capacity to be critical consumers and
creators of digital content.
Merve Lapus from Common Sense Media will discuss how
educators can support students to behave safely, participate
responsibly, and think critically about the ethical opportunities
and challenges of the “digital world.” He will demonstrate the
hands-on tools that parents and educators can use to help
empower this generation to make smarter, more responsible, and
more respectful decision with media and technology. In addition,
he will discuss various best practices around implementation,
technology integration, and parent involvement.