Parenting in the Digital Age: Setting Your Kids up for Online Success (K-4)
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Today's kids have never known a world without technology and the internet and while devices provide many opportunities for creativity, connection, and learning, there are also many pitfalls. Learning to keep up with the accelerating pace of technology can be daunting for parents. Join Samira Nanda Sine and Tali Horowitz of Common Sense Media who will address the latest concerns parents have: managing screen time and digital well-being; teaching kids to act safely, responsibly, and kindly online; when to get a smartphone; and keeping up with social media. And they will give you step-by-step instructions for setting up parental and privacy controls. Backed by the latest research and full of practical tips, Common Sense's talk provides the tools you need to help set your kids up for a successful online life.
Samira Nanda Sine is the New York Director at Common Sense and an advisor to the Common Sense U.K. initiative. During the course of her professional career, she has worked in Mumbai, Hong Kong, and New York City, as a journalist and writer. With over 15 years as a writer, on-air broadcaster, and producer, she has worked at the BBC World Business Desk, Reuters Television News, and the Huffington Post. She has also hosted a travel and food show that airs on The Learning Channel HD Worldwide (Discovery Channel) A & E Networks and Apple TV. Samira has always believed in bigger causes around women, children, education, and digital literacy and serves on boards of organizations that are committed to women's and children's health. Since she had a teacher as a mother, education was her first calling. Currently based in New York, Samira lives with her spouse, four children, and a golden retriever. She "disrupts" digital time at home by conducting loud phone conversations with friends, in Hindi or other languages. She holds a master's degree in journalism from New York University, a master's degree in English literature from Bombay University, India, and a bachelor's degree in economics and political science from Mount Carmel College, Bangalore, India.
Tali Horowitz is the New York Education Director at Common Sense, where she works with educators and families around how to meaningfully harness the power of media and technology with kids. Her passions include helping educators and families effectively navigate the digital world and building cultural competency. She has worked in a variety of educational settings focused on developing these passions, including the Henry Street Settlement (via the John Gardner Public Service Fellowship), Partners in School Innovation, and as an elementary school teacher in the New York City Department of Education and the San Francisco Unified School District. In 2013, she received a Fulbright Fellowship to research culturally responsive pedagogy in New Zealand. In her free time she loves face-to-face interactions with friends and family.