It's easier than ever to share family moments on Facebook, but Champlain College online marketing professor Elaine Young says you might want to ask your kids before posting. "When you put that picture of their art project on Facebook, the little ones are so excited with the likes," she says. "But as they get older, if you're not asking permission, people are having major family meltdowns." A South Burlington mom with a teenage daughter, Young has been watching closely for the past 13 years as the digital world has evolved. She recently collected her insights into a new book, Tuned-in Family: How to Cope, Communicate and Connect in a Digital World, available this month from the Champlain College Publishing Initiative. This family manual aims to help parents talk with kids about issues such as privacy, sexting and digital identity. What's not to like about that?
Since 1990, Camp Invention has taken summer fun and transformed it from ordinary to extraordinary! Local educators lead the week of hands-on activities created especially for elementary school children entering grades 1-6. Boys and girls will spend their time constructing and personalizing a DIY solar-powered cricket with a unique habitat,…(more)