The Digital Dilemma: Free ‘Parenting in the Multimedia Age’ Talk in #LdnOnt

Child With Laptop

If you’re like my husband and me, the thought of your child having their own computer, Facebook account, Instagram etc. scares the *#&@ out of you!

For me, I’m in a bit of a denial stage where I have quietly placed the thought in a hidden corner of my brain with a Post-It note that says ‘Address this later’.  But let’s face it; our children are getting older and technology is infiltrating them at younger ages than in the past.

From LeapPads to iPods, portable DVD players to handheld gaming devices; technology is everywhere you turn. Couple that with the fact that parents are busier and busier than in times past, we often turn to the ‘digital babysitter’.


Little S, who turns seven in just a few months, has already started saving for her own laptop. Together my husband and I are praying that it takes her a long time to save; however she is quite determined and has already reached a total of $118 towards her goal.

This opens up the topic of a whole other post (which will come shortly) as we are working diligently with her on the ‘Save, Spend, Give’ approach of learning about finances. So, we are supporting her goal because it’s the right thing to do (in our opinion) but we’ll definitely need some guidance on how to manage and oversee her use of technology.



This brings me to this timely opportunity for parents in the London area to attend a guest speaking event sponsored by Montessori Academy of London.

This free event, open to the public will take place at the Wolf Performance Hall at the London Public Library on Wednesday, October 8, 2014 at 7:00 PM.


Katie Cole, Media Specialist and Mom will cover topics including:

  • Is Facebook okay for kids?
  • Is this video game too violent?
  • What qualifies as over sharing?
  • How do I keep my kids safe on social media?
  • How much screen time is okay for my child?
  • What’s cruelty and what’s a crime online?

Katie will also walk us through media management strategies for our family and how to stay on top of what’s trending in technology today.


I have a feeling that this is going to be a ‘sold out’ event so I’ve reserved my free tickets and you can too by visiting From the event page you can access a link to reserve your tickets to this wonderful information session.

Hope to see you there!

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