Wired Kids, Worried Parents

Posted by: victorb 7/9/2014 11:12 PM

Wednesday, July 9, 2014 Segment A: Wired Kids, Worried Parents Kids make great friends in school, but when summer vacation kicks in, many of them have to say goodbye at least until the fall. Nowadays, social media, cellphones, and instant messaging, are simple solutions, but they can be addictive. How can parents moderate the use without cutting the cord to their children's important socialization needs? Guest host Kerri Furey takes a look at the conundrum with a social worker and parent's education expert to help keep children from being swallowed up by technology in the summer months. Scheduled Guests: Betsy Hnath is writer and blogger for Huffington Post www.huffingtonpost.com/betsy-hnath Burt Segal is an author, Licensed Clinical Social Worker and President of Riverpoint Psychiatric Associates in Norfolk www.bebetterparents.com Sandra (Sam) Fabian is CHKD’s community outreach manager who coordinates the hospital's parent education programming www.chkd.org/services/CommunityOutreach Segment B: Space Racers Ahead of a new exhibit at the Virginia Air & Space Center called Space Racers: Adventures in Space Exploration, we'll meet the stars of this new show coming to WHRO-TV 15! Space Racers, the series, follows their characters– Robyn, Eagle and Hawk – as they learn about the power of scientific investigation and observation, the wonders of space exploration, and the importance of working together as a team. NASA served as tech consultants on the series reviewing every script for accuracy and supplied real space sounds and images used throughout the animated adventures. Scheduled Guests: Yuri Lowenthal plays "Eagle" on "Space Racers" Alicyn Packard plays Robyn" on "Space Racers" spaceracers.org Allen Hoilman is Curator and Director of Exhibits at the Virginia Air & Space Center in Hampton http://www.vasc.org/

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