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14th Annual Edna Thomas Lecture Series

Presented by the Edna S. Thomas Fund of The Community Foundation of Middle Tennessee

Tuesday, October 01, 2013
7:00 pm – 8:30 pm
University School of Nashville

2000 Edgehill Avenue, Nashville

The 14th annual Edna Thomas Lecture Series will feature parenting author and respected children’s media and education expert James Steyer.

The Common Sense Guide to Raising Kids in the Digital Age

Now, more than ever, parents need help navigating their kids’ media-saturated lives and online identities. In this free lecture, James Steyer will offer straightforward advice to address the major pitfalls related to kids’ use of media and technology: relationship issues, attention/addiction problems, and the lack of privacy. Instead of shielding children completely from online images and messages, Steyer’s practical approach gives parents essential tools to help filter content, preserve good relationships with their children, and make common sense, value-driven judgments for kids of all ages.
Steyer is the author of the widely acclaimed book, The Other Parent: The Inside Story of the Media’s Impact on our Children. His new book, Talking Back to Facebook, is a compelling exploration of how social media and cell phone technology have affected the lives of today’s youth—often in much more dramatic ways than adults might suspect. 
James Steyer, a civil rights attorney, child advocate, award-winning Stanford University professor, and author, is one of the nation’s most respected experts on children’s media and education. Founder and CEO of Common Sense Media, an organization dedicated to improving media and technology choices for kids and families, Steyer is a frequent guest on television news and talk shows including Oprah, The Today Show, Good Morning America, and CNN.

The session is free and open to the public. The lecture will take place in the auditorium of University School of Nashville. Parking for this event is in the 19th Avenue lot behind the school. For more information, call The Community Foundation of Middle Tennessee at 615-321-4939. Learn more about the Edna S. Thomas Fund of The Community Foundation.

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