Great turnout at Local 121: Talking Kids and Digital Media

[ 1 ] May 26, 2010 |

I just wanted to thank all of you who attended last night’s KidoConversation about Raising Kid’s in a Digital World. I love the opportunity for us to meet up and mingle around a topic. Props to the panelists and moderator for sharing their opinions, wit and wisdom. As a parent I find it helpful to hear how things work (or don’t) in other households and schools. Collectively we have much knowledge to share.

The resource guide distributed at last night’s event included the panelists’ and Providence Children’s Museum’s top resources and tips about kids using digital media. The guide will be soon be available online. rkidw-videostill

The online news site GOLOCALProv covered the event:

It’s every parent’s fear… rapidly evolving digital playgrounds that their kids explore, from online video games to social networking sites, and parents don’t know where the dangers lie., a socially savvy Web site for families launched in 2007 by Providence resident Anisa Raoof, brought a panel of five educators, a room full of parents as well as media experts last night to the Speakeasy Space at Local 121 to educate parents on what’s happening in the “digital playground.”

The bottom line?  “Kids haven’t changed,” said Dr. Alice Wilder (second from left), high-profile digital media innovator, “but the toys in their toy boxes have really changed.” (Read full article on

Category: child safety, local ri area, parenting, special events

Anisa Raoof

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Anisa Raoof is the publisher of She combines being a mom with her experience as an artist, designer, psych researcher and former co-director of the Providence Craft Show to create the go-to spot for families in Rhode Island and beyond. She loves using social media to connect parents with family-related businesses and services and promoting ways for parents to engage offline with their kids. Anisa believes in the power of working together and loves to find ways to collaborate with others. An online enthusiast, still likes to unplug often by reading books and magazines, drawing, learning to knit, making pop-up books with her two sons and listening to records with her husband.

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  1. Anisa, thanks for the interesting conversation and congratulations on another successful event! Look forward to hearing about future topics.

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