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WCSD/Common Sense Media's Parenting in the Digital Age Video Presentation Now Available

Webster CSD hosted national speaker Steve Garton of Common Sense Media on February 5. Mr. Garton offered invaluable insights on "Parenting in the Digital Age" that included:
  • how kids and teens are using media and technology to create, consume, communicate, and learn
  • the impact of media and technology on kids’ health and development  
  • how to guide kids in making safe and respectful digital choices 
  • how to better understand, engage, and communicate with kids about their use of media and technology
  • what Webster CSD is doing to promote safe and effective use of technology.
Garton is a senior manager for Common Sense Privacy. He is an expert in meaningful technology integration, particularly in large-scale initiatives. He supports school districts like Webster CSD with professional development planning, program monitoring, student assessment, and communication across stakeholder groups. Garton has been a classroom teacher and tech coordinator at the local, county, and state level. His most recent publications are the 2018 State of EdTech Security Survey and Privacy in the Classroom: Why Should I Care?
 
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Common Sense Media is the leading independent nonprofit organization of media and technology.  They strive to empower parents, teachers, and policymakers by providing unbiased information, trusted advice, and innovative tools to help them harness the power of media and technology as a positive force in all students’ lives.

If you were unable to attend the event on February 5, you can now watch Mr. Garton's full presentation below. Slides from Mr. Garton's presentation may be viewed by visiting the district's Digital Citizenship Resources page (scroll to the bottom of the page to "Resources").
 




 
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