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Gloria Moskowitz-Sweet & Erica Pelavin: "Parenting the Always-On Generation"

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Children are being exposed to technology at younger ages than ever before. This is a time when perspective taking and empathy are growing and can be nurtured. As we move from being managers to consultants for our teens, staying actively involved is crucial to raising ethical and responsible digital citizens. This talk will look at the issues children experience today, including emotional responses to social media, and how to manage online reputations for college, work, and beyond. Gloria Moskowitz-Sweet has been a school social worker, educator, program developer, and university lecturer since 1981. She was the coordinator of Parents Place Community Education and Bullying Prevention Center on the Peninsula for five years and a lecturer in the graduate program of social work at San Jose State University for 20 years. Erica is a family psychologist with over 20 years’ experience. She has been trained and certified to teach the Committee for Children's 'Steps to Respect' and 'Second Step Bullying Prevention' curricula to teachers, administrators and youth. In addition to her counseling work with adolescents, she facilitates both parenting and teacher seminars in media literacy and 21st Century Learning Skills. They are the co-founders of My Digital TAT2 (www.mydigitaltat2.com), which provides education and training in four key sectors: Schools, Families, Corporations, and Health Care. Since 2012, they have worked with more than 14,000 students, 5,000 parents, 400 educators, and over 100 schools in the San Francisco Bay Area. They have worked with more than 800 health care providers and we currently provide workshops and training to employees at Facebook, Hewlett Packard, Stanford University, Kaiser Permanente, and more. Most recently they presented at the annual RSA Conference, the world's largest information security event.