BPS to hold panel to help parents understand their kids in a digital world

BISAMRCK, N.D. - Most children today know more about the Internet and technology than their parents, which could leave some families uneasy about having their kids online.

Bismarck Public Schools are holding a panel discussion to help families understand their kids in a digital world, and how to keep them safe online.

Representatives from Common Sense Media, an online guide that helps families understand different technological platforms and their uses, are coming to Bismarck. Panelists will talk about the benefits of having technology in the classroom and how schools foster safe online practices. ​

"We have students, counselors, library media specialists, administrators, teachers, that will all be on the panel, " said BPS Library and Media Coordinator, Misti Werle.

There will be two sessions. Wednesday Sept. 11 at Wachter Middle School, and Thursday the Sept. 12 at Horizon Middle School from 6:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.

For more information on Common Sense Media strategies go to www.commonsensemedia.org