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Help Parents Navigate the Digital Technology Landscape

In today’s tech-driven society, parents are faced with the difficult task of helping their children use electronic media and online devices safely and effectively. ALSC Board Member Amy Koester thoughtfully addresses this issue in her op-ed for Media Planet’s Education and Career News, explaining that when parents and caregivers need help guiding their children on the use of technology and online content, they can turn to librarians for assistance.

Photo courtesy of Amy Koester
Photo courtesy of Amy Koester

Librarians are perfectly situated to be media mentors, teaching adults how to responsibly and successfully navigate the technology landscape with their children. Need resources on how to become a good “media mentor” yourself? Here are a few websites, recommended by Amy to help you get started.

Marika Jeffery, a Children’s and Teen Collection Development Librarian at San Diego Public Library, is writing this post on behalf of the Public Awareness Committee. She can be reached at


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