John Palfrey: The Connected Parent: An Expert Guide to Parenting in a Digital World (A FAN Event)

We are so happy to support Family Action Network as they welcome John Palfrey, co-author of the new book, The Connected Parent: An Expert Guide to Parenting in a Digital World. Mr. Palfrey will be interviewed by Nichole Pinkard, Ph.D., associate professor in the School of Education and Social Policy at Northwestern University. This virtual event is free and open to the public. Registration is required. Click HERE to reserve your spot!

This event will be recorded and available later on the FAN website and YouTube channel.

AFTER-HOURS EVENT: Attendees who purchase a copy of The Connected Parent from The Book Stall are invited to attend an AFTER-HOURS event hosted by Palfrey and Pinkard that will start immediately after the webinar. The link to register for the AFTER-HOURS program will appear in red font at the top of an email from The Book Stall. Look for it right after your receipt arrives!

About the Book:  In their new book, The Connected Parent: An Expert Guide to Parenting in a Digital World, John Palfrey, President, MacArthur Foundation, and Urs Gasser, Executive Director, Berkman Klein Center for Internet and Society at Harvard University, provide advice for parents worried about technology’s role in their kids’ lives. Their book is a natural follow-up to their first book, published a decade ago, Born Digital: Understanding the First Generation of Digital Natives. Rather than simply provide ways to minimize the negative effects of digital life, Palfrey and Gasser illuminate the possible benefits young people can gain from using new media and technologies. 

As our kids’ experience of childhood has become increasingly mediated by digital devices, parents are even more desperate to know if they should be worried about their kids: How much time should kids be allowed to spend staring into screens? At what age should we let them have their own social media accounts? What about playing video games—how much is too much? How can we keep them safe from harm online? Are our children going to grow up less socially able if they’ve had their nose in a screen for too much of their childhood?

About the Author:  John Palfrey is President of the John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation, one of the nation’s largest philanthropies with assets of approximately $7 billion, and offices in Chicago, Mexico City, New Delhi, and Abuja, Nigeria. He is an educator, author, legal scholar, and innovator with expertise in how new media is changing learning, education, and other institutions. Throughout his career, Palfrey has demonstrated a commitment to rigorous thinking, disruption, and creative solutions often made possible by technology, accessibility of information, and diversity and inclusion. Palfrey has extensive experience in social change spanning the education, nonprofit, and philanthropic sectors.

Event date: 

Thursday, February 18, 2021 - 7:00pm to 8:00pm

Event address: 

Online Zoom webinar!
The Connected Parent: An Expert Guide to Parenting in a Digital World Cover Image
ISBN: 9781541618022
Availability: On Our Shelves Now--Subject to Availability
Published: Basic Books - October 6th, 2020

An essential guide for parents navigating the new frontier of hyper-connected kids.