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“Raising the ‘Selfie’ Generation

Are you preparing your kids for the digital age?

February 23, 2016 from 7:00 – 8:00 pm

Dr. Alec Couros with Coralee Pringle-Nelson
Castle Theatre at Aden Bowman Collegiate

In a world of Internet, social media and instant messaging, it takes knowledge for parents and schools to share the message of good digital citizenship.

But how can you map the “digital footprint” your child is leaving behind during their journey through the digital world and how can you help make that experience a safe one?

Back by popular demand, Dr. Alec Couros, a professor of educational technology and media at the University of Regina, has strategies to protect your child and help them avoid the pitfalls as they explore the digital world. Saskatoon Public Schools is hosting Couros for a free, hour-long presentation for parents and caregivers.

His presentation, “Raising the Selfie Generation – Are you preparing your kids for the digital age?” will help parents learn more about the role they can take in their children’s digital lives. The message Couros shares aligns with the work being done by Saskatoon Public Schools on digital citizenship and how schools are providing information and support to help students become responsible digital citizens.

This year, Dr. Couros will be joined by Coralee Pringle-Nelson, coordinator of counselling services with Saskatoon Public Schools. Coralee will present on the crucial connection between parents and their kids and how parents can talk to their children about the use of technology in healthy and productive ways.