How much screen time should your kid have? And what tech skills and mindsets should you be nurturing in them today to prepare them for a technology-centric future?
Parents found the answers to these and other pressing questions about tech and kids at the British Council’s recent seminar, Raising the Future: The Tech Generation.
Held on March 23 at Huone, the seminar featured a distinguished panel of speakers.
Dr Jiow Hee Jhee (pictured), assistant professor of Health and Social Sciences at the Singapore Institute of Technology, engaged and entertained the audience with his insights into how to manage your kid’s use of gadgets.
Then it was time to learn about how technology is changing the way educators teach children in the 21st century. Jay Thompson (pictured), director of Educational Technology and Innovation at Dulwich College Singapore, gave an overview of the dynamic forces at work in schools across the world.
Abhilash Murthy (pictured), founder of Bus Uncle, one of Singapore’s pioneer AI chatbot companies, gave a unique and personal perspective of what it means to be a tech entrepreneur. An avid techie and musician, his personal experiences and lively anecdotes gave parents much food for thought in the kinds of skills kids need to thrive in a digital and ever-changing world.
The three speakers, together with Stephanie Yeo, editor of Young Parents, also engaged in a lively panel discussion covering questions that audience members raised.
The British Council hopes to make this seminar an annual affair, so tune in for more updates!