Monday, April 28, 2008

Parent Event: Are Your Kids Safe & Smart Online?

The Media Center is sponsoring a presentation for parents who want to keep up with what kids are doing online and acquire tips to keep them safe and smart internet-users. Patty Page, from the Common Sense Media Volunteer Speaker Bureau will present a media-rich, interactive program in the Media Center's TV studio on Monday, May 19th beginning at 7:30. Doors open and light refreshments are available at 7 PM at 900 San Antonio Rd. in Palo Alto, near the 101 freeway.

The presentation includes the eight major risks of online life including cyber-bullying, cheating, privacy, and bad information. A video overview and a tour of specific web sites will provide the context for a valuable conversation and a variety of tips and resources for parents.

Common Sense Media is a non-partisan, not-for-profit organization, that recognizes the omnipresence of media and the way it has become "the other parent" in our kids' lives. They assist families to constructively manage our kids' media lives. Patty Page has been involved in Media Literacy studies since 1990. She has produced and marketed media for 20 years.

The 90-minute presentation and discussion will be videotaped. There is a suggested donation of $10, and a coveted door prize will be awarded. Please RSVP by emailing or calling 650-494-8686.

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