Blair County parents get a lesson in technology

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Keeping up with today’s technology can be hard.

However, keeping up with what your kids are doing with that technology can be harder.

Thursday night, parents in Altoona got a two hour lesson on apps, smartphones, plus mental health  and technology. 

The free event also gave parents insight on how to talk with their kids about social media, as well as what kids are doing on social media today.

“I think the most important thing is that you need to be involved in the process with your children and learn how to use the apps yourself so that you can be more responsible with them,” said Kelly Adams.

“It was very interesting,” says Heather Merriman. “I have two teenage daughters and that’s what inspired me to come because I always felt like they always knew more about the technology than I do. This is the second time I’ve seen one of Ryan’s presentations and I came back because I wanted to see what’s new and keep up with it.”

Ryan Klingensmith, the co-founder of the Pittsburgh area-base organization called Shape the Sky hosted the event at the Altoona Area Junior High School Auditorium. 

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