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Published on March 14th, 2014 | by Burlington Partnership

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Always on? Raising Media Savvy Kids in our Digital Age

Tuesday, March 18th 6:30-8:30pm

Fletcher Free Library, Burlington

An evening workshop with:

Rob Williams, Ph.D., is a father of two children and a longtime media educator. He teaches media and communications courses at Saint Michael’s, Champlain College and the University of Vermont. A resident of Mad River Valley, he publishes the 2VR news journal; consults with PH-International, the U.S. Department of State, and the College For America; and serves as the board president of the Action Coalition for Media Education (ACME).

Margo Austin has worked with adolescents and families in the school setting for 20 years. She is a licensed alcohol and drug counselor who provides education, prevention and early intervention services to help young people make healthy lifestyle choices. Margo currently works at Burlington High School as the Student Assistance Program Counselor.

Join Rob Williams as he “unpacks the power media has on our kids” and talks about the alcohol and tobacco companies marketing substance use to children. Margo Austin will help parents navigate the challenges of talking to your kids about media and supporting them to make healthy decisions related to technology.

This event is free and open to the public. No registration required.**

**Childcare is provided with registration by 3/14. Please contact mariah@burlingtonpartnership.org or call (802)652-0997 to register or for more information.


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