Parenting in the Digital Age

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In an effort to help parents become more knowledgeable about the types of digital media their children are using, Park Avenue Memorial Elementary School recently hosted a parent workshop entitled, “Parenting in the Digital Age.”

The purpose of the workshop was to identify dangers associated with Internet usage, indicate ways parents and guardians can protect their children from these dangers and how children can protect themselves on the Internet. During the workshop, parents listened to individual presentations led by private investigator Jonathan Tisk, Principal Scott Bullis, Assistant Principal Rose Hutcherson and school guidance counselor Kimberly Balducci.

Prior to the workshop, a school-wide survey was conducted that identified the popular apps students at Park Avenue are using. To help familiarize parents with these apps, members of the Edmund W. Miles Middle School National Junior Honor Society explained how the apps are used and the dangers associated to them.

“It is important for parents to be aware of what their kids are doing on the Internet and social media so they can monitor and keep them safe,” said Balducci.