3200 California Street
San Francisco, California 94118

San Francisco Waldorf High School will host noted author Linda Fogg Phillips on October 16, 2010, as she presents tips for healthy parenting in an online world. Phillips wrote the critically acclaimed book "Facebook for Parents." In the book, Phillips addresses questions such as, "'How can I prevent bullying on Facebook?' and 'What if my kids won't friend me?'" Her hands-on morning workshop will help demystify many of the issues surrounding Facebook and other social media that students use daily, and provide practical advice for parents and educators.

In the afternoon, Phillips will be joined by Liz Perle, co-founder and Editor-in-Chief of Common Sense Media, a nonprofit dedicated to improving the lives of children and families by providing the trustworthy information, education and independent voice they need to thrive in a world of media and technology. Also joining the panel will be Dan Fost, former San Francisco Chronicle staffer, who wrote the April 2010 article "Tech Gets a Timeout," which explored the decision of many Silicon Valley executives to choose alternative, media-free educational environments for their children. The panel will be moderated by Susannah Baldwin, host of "Parent Talk" on radio station KWMR.

Some of the questions to be addressed by the panel include:
* What is the appropriate parental role in our children's online lives?
* How is technology changing the way children and parents interact?
* Is there an age that is too early for children to use online social media tools?
* What are some of the signs for identifying healthy versus unhealthy technology use?

This event is in two parts:
Saturday, October 16, 2010
Jewish Community Center of San Francisco
3200 California Street
Morning workshop: 10am-Noon, includes complimentary lunch
Afternoon panel: 1:00pm

Reservations recommended via email at [email protected], by telephone at 415-213-6194, or on-line at http://www.sfwaldorfhighschool.org/lectures/.

Official Website: http://sfwaldorfhighschool.org/NewsAndEvents/lectureseries/Healthy_Parenting_Online.asp

Added by FullCalendar on October 9, 2010

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