Raising Digital Natives With Character: Event
Raising Digital Natives With Character
Wednesday, March 1 at 7 PM – 9 PM
Conard High School, West Hartford, CT
FREE EVENT: Presented by Yellowbrick.me and West Hartford Community of Concern
• Dr. Andrew Morrow, Assistant Superintendent, West Hartford Public Schools
• Dr. Amy Alamar, Educator and Author, “Parenting for the Genius: Developing Confidence in Your Parenting through Reflective Practice”
• Una Barry, Head of School, Montessori School of Greater Hartford
Sarah Cody, reporter, Hartford Courant and Fox 61
As a grandparent privileged to attend this informative and provocative seminar, I’m relieved for myself that cell phones with their benefits – and their enormous challenges – arrived after my kids were grown. I never had to deal with the issues they raise. That does not relieve the anxiety I feel for my kids and grandkids as they must face the technology of this new world. Knowing that authorities like those on last night’s panel are available helps. I was particularly pleased to hear that the West Hartford schools already have age-appropriate classes to teach students the do’s and don’ts of on line life. I did have one thought to add and that is to require attendance at such a class for any kid before getting a phone. That way, the kids can get the official guidelines from their teachers and feedback about their on line behavior from their friends.
Dear Grandpa1, thank you for attending the panel discussion. We are glad you found it worthwhile.
as for your thoughts, please see the below response from Panelist, Andy Morrow:
” the online safety and smart behaviors that we teach start in elementary school, and are a component of our health and safety curriculum. This is also in conjunction with our WHPD Community Officers who teach online safety. As such, all students are exposed to this instruction and ideas.”
Andrew R. Morrow, Ed.D
Assistant Superintendent for Administration
West Hartford Public Schools