We’re pleased to announce a free, public presentation by Mediatech Staff on social media and children.
WHERE: Mediatech, 118 Main Street 2nd Floor, Flemington, NJ 08822
WHEN: Thursday November 17, from 7 – 8 PM
WHO: The meeting will be facilitated by Warren Buckleitner
TOPIC: Many of today’s children are carrying a connect supercomputer in their pockets. This single device can be a million channel TV, a game of Pokémon GO or a way to pass notes and photos to friends. With great power comes great responsibility, however — and a lot of questions for parents.
Let’s explore the general topic together. Here are some guiding questions:
- How much is too much? How do you set realistic limits?
- What technologies do children need to know?
- How much should I worry about access to worrisome content?
- What age should my child get their own email/phone/social media account?
- How can I use these technologies to be a better parent?
ABOUT THE COORDINATOR: Warren Buckleitner is Flemington resident and library trustee. He’s also an educational psychologist who reviews children’s interactive media. He’s been a preschool, elementary and college teacher (currently at TCNJ’s IMM program). He is the founding editor of Children’s Technology Review (www.childrenstech.com). He speaks at education and library conferences, and contributes content to many books and publications, including a decade of children’s tech coverage for the New York Times. He holds a degree in elementary education from Central Michigan University (Cum Laude), an MA in early childhood education from Pacific Oaks College, and a doctorate in educational psychology from Michigan State University. He coordinates the KAPi prize at CES and the BolognaRagazzi Digital Prize at the Bologna Children’s Book Fair. In 2003, he helped to start the Mediatech Foundation (www.mediatech.org), a non-profit community technology center. He is the father of two daughters, tries to play trumpet in a Dixie band. He is the author of Buckleitner’s Guide to Using Tablets With Young Children.