The Wild Wild Web
Are you keeping up with your kids’ digital?
RH McGregor Public School
555 Mortimer Avenue (Coxwell and Mortimer) Saturday, Feb 4, 2017
10:00 – 12:00 pm
Join Debbie Gordon, Director of the kidsmediacentre at Centennial College, as we look at emerging trends in social media, 21st century critical literacy skills and the digital games & platforms that can ensure kids’ are digitally savvy
We’re living through a time of deep, profound media change – particularly around kids’ media and technology consumption. Social media has become a platform for self- branding, self-expression and even entrepreneurship, with some young Instagramers and YouTubers – and in some cases their parents – making millions off young people’s social identities. How does this new kid-curated media environment and these new social tools and platforms impact the way young people today see themselves and their world? And how do parents navigate this world and parent effectively?
On Saturday, Feb 4th we’ll examine how kids are using social media to brand themselves in order to grow their influence, social status and personal brand. We’ll also look at the 21st century skills of critical literacy that kids need to survive and thrive in this new digital world. Can social media be a positive influence? Are the apps and video games your kids play fostering critical thinking or are they tech candy? Is multi-player game play an annoyance and “time-suck” in your home or it promoting socialization and experiential learning?
Joining us to share the latest trends and research is Debbie Gordon, Director of the kidsmediacentre (kmc), a think tank and research centre at Centennial College’s School of Communications, Media and Design.
This event is free of charge and child care will be available.
Register at https://www.eventbrite.com/e/parenting-in-the-digital-age-tickets-30496667353 Space is limited.
This event is brought to you by the RH McGregor Parent and School Council thanks to Ministry of Education financial support.