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Parents log on at Santa’s Tech Grotto

Posted: Wednesday 19 November 2014

Digital Jersey is delighted to be hosting, in partnership with Airtel-Vodafone, British Computer Society (BCS) and the Department for Education, Sport…

Digital Jersey is delighted to be hosting, in partnership with Airtel-Vodafone, British Computer Society (BCS) and the Department for Education, Sport and Culture, a ‘Tech Grotto’ for parents. The event will take place during the evening of Thursday 4th December at the Digital Jersey Hub from 3:30pm onwards and is designed to inform parents about managing tech devices and Internet access in the family environment.

Christmas is a time of year that typically sees the introduction of many new devices into the family home. At this event, experts will be at hand to ensure parents are ready for the Christmas season and beyond, by providing support on a number of topics including parental controls on devices, top tips for managing devices in the family environment, advice to avoid Internet addiction, common apps to look out for and parental gaming controls. Parents will also have the opportunity to ask specific questions to our experts. There will be a prize draw and mince pies at the event kindly donated by Airtel-Vodafone. 

Carla Harris, Director of Digital Jersey commented:

“Following on from the success at the Techfair, I am delighted that due to demand we are able to run another digital parenting event in the run up to Christmas to support e-safety and help our community become a digital enabled society.”

Jon Tarrant, E-Safety & E-Learning Manager of States of Jersey Department for Education Sport and Culture stated:

“Santa’s Tech Grotto will help inform parents about how to use parental controls on devices and keep their children safe when using the Internet. As well as practical hands-on demonstrations there will be advice about setting boundaries for using digital devices and how to reduce the risks associated with misuse of technology.”

 

Speakers:

• Peter Zunino – Airtel-Vodafone
• Jon Tarrant – E-Safety & E-Learning Manager for Jersey schools
• Ronnie Isherwood – DJL Hub Mentor, It Consultant / Trainer

Topics:

• Parenting controls on devices (including tablets and social media) 
• Top tips for managing devices in the family environment
• Advice to avoid internet addictions
• Common apps to look out for 
• Parental and gaming controls across windows and Xbox devices, including gaming demos

 

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