Children and their smartphones
From the Freedom Fellowship Church
Many Apopka community organizations come together to help parents learn the ins and outs of protecting and supporting their children in the digital age, where many children know more than their parents about their smartphones.
In the community initiative on Saturday May 22 from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m., a free creative seminar will be held at the VFW / Apopka Community Center (located at 519 S Central Ave, Apopka, FL 32703) to help parents in Apopka.
âParenting in a Digital Ageâ is sponsored by the Foliage Sertoma Club, the Rotary Apopka Club, the John Land Apopka Community Trust, Apopka Chief and The Planter newspapers, and Freedom Fellowship Church, among others.
âI tried going to YouTube, but ended up misspelling it by accident and started a porn site. I was 8 years old, âread the testimony of a young child. âA smartphone is not a rite of passage for children. It is a portal to the world, a world for which we must prepare them, ânoted seminar presenters Adam and Angela Shaw. 60% of 10-11 year olds now have a smartphone.
Do you know what your child is watching on their smartphone or computer? The Shaws say the seminar will be filled with many practical tools to help parents protect, prepare and empower their children not only to survive, but also to thrive in this digital world.
The seminar is free, but the presenters ask everyone to register on the site ParentingInADigitalAge.com, because they will provide a free booklet with useful tools, and they need to make sure they have enough books to hand out. Due to the nature and frank discussions of the seminar, anyone over the age of 18 is welcome to participate.
For more information, visit ParentingInADigitalAge.com or @ParentingInADigitalAge, or you can call 407-299-6311.