Tuesday, May 13, 2008

Tech Tuesdays ~ Social Networking for Parents: What You Need to Know About What Your Children Are Typing

teen chat shorthand
BPL’s next Tech Tuesday will be an entire session about social networking sites, which are all the new media kids use to communicate, including text messaging, chats, IM’s, Myspace, Facebook, Twitter, and many more.

This session has been designed to inform parents about the specific acronyms that kids are using and how to discover what your kids are saying. Some of the phrases that parents may have seen are PAL (Parents Are Listening), KPC (Keep Parents Clueless), and POS (Parents Over Shoulder), among a host of others.

Join us as we discover and teach you the internet shorthand used by children of all ages as they text, chat, and connect themselves to the outside world.

Program Details
Who: Birmingham Public Library staff
What: “Social Networking fort Parents” in the Tech Tuesdays series
When: Tuesday, May 20
Time: 6:30 p.m.
Where: Live at the Central Library auditorium and simulcast at Springville Road and Five Points West
Cost: Free

IM, del.icio.us, MySpace, Facebook, RSS, Mashups, Photobucket, Pixer, Second Life, Wiki, blogging. What are these things and will they hurt me? Join us at Tech Tuesdays for a look at the technologies sweeping the Internet and see if you need to join the crowd!

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