OIS counselor Michelle Vogel, Technology Learning Coach Oscar Sala and Head of School Bill Kralovec will be leading a conversation about our students learning to manage their digital life. We feel students need support from both school and home and giving a child an iPhone, is like learning to drive. There are risks and students and parents need information, techniques and tools when using digital devices, just like driving a car.
The talk is more geared towards parents of middle school and high school students, but elementary parents will take away useful ideas from the event. There are two resources parents can read that will help them and will be discussed in the workshop.
Culture Reframed is a non-profit organization that provides education and resources to build resilience to hypersexualized media and porn. The Center for Humane Technology founded by former Google Design Ethicist Tristan Harris raises awareness of how digital tech companies have a culture, business incentive, design techniques and organizational structures that are driving technology to “hijack our minds”.