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Free 'Digital Parenting' classes offered in September

Free "Parenting in the Digital Age" classes will be offered for parents this fall through Burnsville-Eagan-Savage School District 191 Community Education. This interactive workshop is designed to help parents learn the basics of Digital Citizenship and to learn strategies for keeping their children safe and responsible online. Children are spending more time participating in social media, online gaming, and online learning so parents need to expand their understanding.

Discussion will include the 3 Ps (Privacy, Property, and aPpropriate Use) of ethical technology behaviors and how to talk with children about their online activities. We will explore online resources and will have time to share and discuss strategies and tips with other parents. Our goal is to empower parents to ensure productive, safe, and ethical use of technologies at home. Instructors are the district's Technology Director Doug Johnson and Instructional Technology Coordinator Rachel Gorton.

The same class will be offered on three different dates.

  • Tuesday, Sept. 12, 6-8 p.m. (Spanish interpretation available)
  • Thursday, Sept. 21, 6-8 p.m. (Somali interpretation available)
  • Saturday, Sept. 23, 9-11 a.m.

 All sessions take place at Diamondhead Education Center (upper level), 200 W. Burnsville Parkway. For more information, contact (952) 707-4150.