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Saturday, October 12 • 5:00pm - 6:00pm
Unplug! Parents Modeling Healthy Digital Behavior

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These days we’re hyperconnected thanks to mobile devices that make it easier than ever to keep up with work, social networks, and each other while on the go. But at what point do you say enough is enough? There is a growing trend towards taking a digital Sabbath and unplugging to reconnect with ourselves and our families. This idea can strike fear in the minds of families who rely on devices to stay in constant communication with each other in the course of a day. How do you balance connectivity to stay in touch with each other virtually while ensuring that you’re getting enough face time?
Through this session, we will:
  • Explore the relationships we have with our devices 
  • Discuss how we can use devices effectively, responsibly, while modeling appropriate use to achieve digital wellness
  • Provide parents with the opportunity to evaluate their technology use in their homes to determine how much time should be spent plugged in and unplugged based on their needs

Moderators
avatar for Leticia Barr

Leticia Barr

Leticia Barr is the founder of Tech Savvy Mama. She is a DC Metro area dwelling mom of 2 with a background in classroom technology integration and school administration who uses everything she learned from in her previous career in her current one as a professional blogger, Parents.com columnist, and social media strategist. She frequently advises brands dedicated to protecting kids both in real life and in the ever-changing online... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Jill Berry

Jill Berry

Jill Berry is all about seizing family time one dinner...one game night...one movie at a time. Jill is a blogging mom raising a tween and two teens in the Baltimore area. Her kids gives her lots to blog about at -- Musings from Me -- where she writes about seizing family time in between all the soccer practices, homework, music lessons, and school events. Jill is a regular contributor to The DC Moms and... Read More →
avatar for Jason Finkelstein

Jason Finkelstein

Jason Finkelstein is a consumer product and communications leader with more than ten years’ mobile technology experience. Jason runs marketing for mobile software company Location Labs, leading customer engagement through their Safely division. Safely’s family of mobile safety apps, available through AT&T, Sprint, T-Mobile and Verizon, include Parental Phone Controls, Drive Safe and Family Locator. Jason formerly managed... Read More →
avatar for Michele McGraw

Michele McGraw

Michele McGraw is a mom of 4 who blogs & vlogs at Scraps of My Geek Life, a blog offering daily commentary, advice, reviews and shared experiences of how her real life and the digital domain connect. Michele shows families how to use technology to enhance their lives. Her 16 year old son, Nathan, is a budding filmmaker who has written and produced several Lego movies and starred in 6 drama productions in the... Read More →


Saturday October 12, 2013 5:00pm - 6:00pm
Key 11 2nd Floor

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