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Report From The Digital Family Summit

By cecilyk |

Digital Kids At The Summit (including mine and @NYCSingleMom's daughter)

When I wrote about the Digital Family Summit in May, I understood the concept in theory. But it wasn’t until the opening event last night that I really grasped the brilliance of this new conference, and I realized how incredible it will be.

The opening keynote was talking about “Finding Your Thing!” and at one point during the questions we began discussing the boundaries that kids place on mom bloggers, and then the speaker asked, “What about you kids? Have you been embarrassed by things your mom has written about you online?”

And there it was, the chance to hear the answer to that question, because the room was full of kids who have been the stars of blogs for years – and are beginning to grab and take control of their own digital identity.

It was rather spectacular and amazing.

I met a nine-year-old video reviewer yesterday who is a star on Kid Vuz (a sponsor of the conference). I met an 11 year old that knows how to code. I met a teenager that films his mom’s reviews and edits them. These kids are – some of them – as skilled as the best mom bloggers I know when it comes to the tech and programs that are part of blogging.

The Digital Family Summit is poised to really bring something new to the intersection of parent bloggers, digital kids, and the children of bloggers. I cannot wait to return to the conference today and meet more of these amazing young people!

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Cecily Kellogg writes all over the web, including here at Babble for Voices and Tech. She neglects her own blog, Uppercase Woman. Read bio and latest posts → Read Cecily's latest posts →

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One thought on “Report From The Digital Family Summit

  1. Rebecca says:

    One of the best parts of being a sponsor at Digital Family Summit was to actually spend time with the kids who use We do a lot of talking and promotion to parents, but it’s kids who are our users and our amazing content generators. Watching kids in real life register, watch other kids’ videos, and talk about what they would like to see on the site, was invaluable (not to mention they were all so smart and articulate!) There is no other conference that allows that kind of wonderful interaction with kids and their parents at the same time. As a brand it was one of the best experiences we’ve had. As a mom and tech/education writer it gave me a whole new optimism about our future digital innovators and creators!

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