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You can find them in the most innocent settings. The dinner table, the classroom, during evening homework hour or an otherwise quiet family walk. Clicking, clacking, beeping, buzzing and whirring. This maneuvering marauder? Mobile phones equipped with text messaging. These devices are exploding in use among the current generation and teens seem programmed to use them constantly.A happy medium exists. Commonsense and responsible use of technology is within reach. To many parents the mobile culture is unfamiliar. We’re hosting a Generation Mobile forum next Tuesday bringing together teens, parents, educators and experts. During this event we’ll do our best to help parents navigate these challenging issues.We’ll discuss cyberbullying, sexting, over use, privacy, and texting-while-driving. The Pew Internet and American Life project will present their findings from a landmark study, “Kids and Mobile Phones.”For the Gleeks in the audience we’re pleased that actress and comedienne Jane Lynch, of LG’s Text Ed campaign, will be joining us remotely. Rosalind Wiseman, author of Queen Bees and Wannabes the book upon which the movie Mean Girls was based, will join FCC Chairman Julius Genachowski in hosting the first panel “Generation Mobile Speaks” featuring teens, parents and educators. The second panel, “Ask the Experts About Generation Mobile” will feature experts from SafetyWeb, Facebook, Sprint and other major mobile and technology players. A full list of panelists and speakers is below.This event is about you. We’ve lined up an impressive slate of experts for our sessions on kids, teens and mobile phones. What do you want to know when they take the stage Tuesday? We’ve filled in a couple of starter questions to stimulate ideas. Far more importantly we want to hear from you. Type in your question, wait for User Voice to generate and then click “Create New Idea” below the box. Ask your questions now.We’re honored to be hosted by DC’s own, cutting edge McKinley Technology High School (151 T Street Northeast). The event will take place on Tuesday December 14th from 10am to 1pm ET. If you’re able to join us – free of charge – please RVSP to generationmobile [at] fcc [dot] gov. Since most of you are outside of the DC area we’ll be live streaming this exciting event online at fcc.gov/live. Participate through Twitter using #genmobile.Stay tuned. We’ll post updates to the agenda and the speaker list as they become available.Speakers and Panelists Include:
Update 12/13 1:26pm ET: Final Agenda for Generation Mobile Program
10:00 a.m. Welcome, Opening Remarks, Live Chat with Jane LynchSpeakers:
10:40 a.m. Panel I: Generation Mobile Speaks Moderators:
11:40 a.m. Panel II: Ask the Experts About Generation MobileModerator:
1:00 p.m. Program Concludes
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I missed this event but would love to review it if it is available online. Any chance to do that?
Can you post a link to the archived video, please?
Can you tell us where to view the archived version? Thanks.
Can you please post a link if this is filmed or recorded in any way. I would really love to be able to watch this - but it's during work hours.
Will this be archived for those of us who will be teaching during the forum times? Thanks!
Very good question. Unfortunately most of us who work with teens will be left out at those times.
I'm with Guest #1--I'm at a small school, and there's no way for us to get time to watch. PLEASE tell us this will be archived so we can use it for near-future professional development!Thanks!
Yes, FCC event video is archived. Unfortunately its still only streaming media - you can watch the video but you cant download the file in order to listen to it in your car for example.
As the mother of 3 children I am becoming impressed that our government is staying in such good touch with the needs of our kids. Obama tonight during his adress to the Nation was right on point on what we need to do to ensure our childrens greatest success throughout their life.Though new to this website, what is so fantastic is all the links to follow, all leading to yet more interesting information. Actually I am trying hard to leave the site when some other link catches my eye -- hey great effort here guys!
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