Free ‘Digital Parenting’ classes through District 191 Community Ed

Free “Parenting in the Digital Age” classes will be offered for parents this fall through Burnsville-Eagan-Savage School District 191 Community Education.

This interactive workshop is designed to help parents learn the basics of digital citizenship and to learn strategies for keeping their children safe and responsible online.

Discussion will include the three Ps (Privacy, Property, and aPpropriate Use) of ethical technology behaviors and how to talk with children about their online activities.

“We will explore online resources and will have time to share and discuss strategies and tips with other parents,” said Doug Johnson, the district’s technology director, who will lead the class along with Rachel Gorton, instructional technology coordinator. “Our goal is to empower parents to ensure productive, safe, and ethical use of technologies at home.”

The same class will be offered on three different dates:

• Tuesday, Sept. 12, 6-8 p.m. (Spanish interpretation available)

• Thursday, Sept. 21, 6-8 p.m. (Somali interpretation available)

• Saturday, Sept. 23, 9-11 a.m.

All sessions take place at Diamondhead Education Center (upper level), 200 W. Burnsville Parkway. For more information, call 952-707-4150.