Friday, June 1st, 2012
Tweens and teens naturally gravitate towards the digital space and are often far more comfortable with the plethora of new tools than their parents. If you’re interested in learning along with your tween and teen, the new Digital Family Summit being held in Philadelphia from June 29-July 1 is a new interactive conference designed for families with hands-on workshops and activities for everyone to learn together.
Conference organizer, Stephanie Schwab, created the conference after realizing that her kids, nieces, nephews and friends’ kids were getting more and more engaged in creating blogs, digital video, Etsy storefronts, pinboards on Polyvore and Pinterest, and tweeting and Facebooking up a storm. As a social media strategist and digital entrepreneur she says “digital natives seem to live and breathe on the Internet – some of us parents can keep up; others have tried, but thrown up our hands and cried “uncle.”
Schwab sees Digital Family Summit as a place where tweens, teens, and parents at all levels of digital activity can come together to learn and grow as individuals and as a family. She views digital creation and engagement a healthy, fun, expressive activity that encourages kids to share: with their parents as well as with their friends.
Digital Family Summit is planning to convey content in innovative ways that will engage tweens and teens and meet the various skill levels of attendees. Topics such as digital safety, kids’ privacy, and online bullying will be covered in thought provoking ways that will encourage families to have conversations both during the conference and after it ends. Schwab hopes the conference will allow both parents and kids to explore new means of expression and gain confidence in their online personas.
For more information about Digital Family Summit, visit their website. Interested attendees can receive 30% off registration with the code FRIENDS.
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