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Connected - Parent's Guide to Teens and Technology

Connected - Parent's Guide to Teens and Technology

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When:

  • Wed 9 May ’12, 7:30pm – 9:00pm

Where:

The Parenting Place, 300 Great South Rd, Greenlane

Restrictions:

All Ages

Ticket Information:

  • Single ticket: $10.00

Presenter John Cowan and youth specialist Dave Atkinson, in conjunction with Vodafone, have developed Connected, a presentation for parents to help their kids get the most from modern technology."Top of the list, we want kids to be safe", says Dave. "Cyber-bullying is brutal – it genuinely wrecks some kids. And, without wanting to be alarmist, there really are creeps on the internet who are desperately trying to lure kids into 'real-world' contacts. Our kids need protection. This presentation will bring parents up to speed."

Parents remember a time before mobile phones and home computers – but kids can't. Their world is digital: entertainment, learning and socialising is done through phones, computers and other gadgets. Kids live in a connected world. They know technology and they love it. They are the first generation that have to show their parents how to do things!

John Cowan and Dave Atkinson

John Cowan has been with The Parenting Place for more than 17 years and has helped develop many of their resources and programmes. Formerly a scientist and youth worker, John has an easy to listen to style and an ability to make complex topics easy to understand.

David Atkinson has been on the Attitude team since 2006. He has a background in verbal and visual communication, finishing a Design degree in Christchurch in 2006. Dave's passion for young people and his ability to connect with and inspire them makes him a great asset to the Attitude team. He has spoken to over 170,000 students during his Attitude career.

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