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Can Kids Balance Tech Skills and Life Skills? with Marla Rosner

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Marla joins Dave and Bill today in The HOOD, to teach US how to teach our kids to balance Tech Skills and Life Skills... call-in to get your questions answered!


Marla Rosner recently published an eBook "Digital Manners & House Rules: A Handbook for Parents" which is attached for your review. It's available on Amazon and other websites including my blog site, http://www.BeyondNetiquette.com. I am developing a online workshop for parents in how to develop structure around their children's digital activities at home to support fun, educational and broadening digital involvement and reduce the risk of negative, anti-social behavior.


She is also a writer for SFExaminer.com in the area of "Gadgets and Tech" and have written articles addressing both families and digital workplace issues. The most recent related to kids is at http://www.examiner.com/technology-in-san-francisco/digital-citizenship-preparing-kids-for-their-cyber-world. Another is: http://www.examiner.com/technology-in-san-francisco/have-you-had-the-sext-talk-with-your-kids


And Marla has been researching kids and the digital age reading, viewing and attending everything I can get my hands on. I have a separate business as a management consultant, providing leadership development training and coaching (http://www.InstillLeadership.com). I now weave the topic of digital natives in the workplace and avoiding digital communication blunders into my presentations to those audiences.


Marla Rosner talking points:


Kids CAN develop tech AND life skills. However they need help in learning to balance digital and other life activities.


Kids need guidance from their parents in structuring their time on digital gadgets and the computer.


Parents need to join kids in "their world": this means parents need to learn the lingo and to some extent play in the same arena that their kids do...