Common Sense Workshop: Protecting Our Kids’ Digital Privacy
Brooklyn Public Library — Virtual
Is it OK to post my child's photo on social media? Who has access to my data? How are companies using and selling this information? What does "online privacy" even mean, and what can I do about protecting it? Data on kids is now one of the biggest commodities for companies. Join Common Sense's talk for parents and caregivers of young children and let's delve into our top concerns! Together we will: 1. Learn more about what's happening with our online footprint 2. Discover strategies we can use to protect our kids' online privacy 3. Find our own personal "privacy comfort zone” 4. Talk about ways to encourage kids to have a healthy relationship with technology This program will take place online via Zoom. Please RSVP to receive the Zoom link prior to the event. Speaker Bios: Tali Horowitz is the New York Education Director at Common Sense, where she works with educators and families to empower kids to meaningfully harness the power of media and technology for learning and life. She partners with state-level organizations, school districts, and community organizations to help integrate Common Sense Education resources. She provides educational leadership through consultation with school districts, professional development (both in-person and virtual), and conference presentations. Tali has been an educator for over 15 years. Her passions include helping educators and families effectively navigate the digital world and building cultural competency. She has worked in a variety of educational settings, including as an elementary school teacher in the New York City Department of Education and the San Francisco Unified School District. In 2013, she received a Fulbright Fellowship to research culturally responsive pedagogy in New Zealand. In her free time she loves face-to-face interactions with friends and family. Vicki Saylor is the Family and Community Education Manager for Common Sense Media. Previously, Vicki served as the Arizona Regional Manager for Common Sense Education. In addition, she has more than 25 years of experience as a bilingual elementary school teacher and university student advisor. In her role at Common Sense Media, she works collaboratively with school districts, early childhood programs, and local and national organizations to help provide equitable learning opportunities and foster a community approach to digital well-being. Vicki advocates for the well-being of families and uses best practices to connect with them in authentic and positive ways.