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Parents Virtual Night Out to help manage technology at home

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Posted at 6:59 AM, May 14, 2020
and last updated 2020-05-14 07:17:55-04

GRAND RAPIDS — Parents, are you feeling a bit overwhelmed with managing your kids and their use of technology at home during the pandemic? If so, there's an upcoming event that could help.

It's a virtual Parents Night Out, put on by GR Kids and Comcast. The goal is to help mom and dad in a few different areas of technology that they may struggle with. It's a free, one hour event that will feature four digital rooms with discussions about online school work, managing kids usage, network security and fixing sluggish WIFI.

"We at Comcast we really want to educate people about how their Wi Fi works and what some of the technology tools are available that will really empower them to be able to manage that usage and so we're really just trying to help educate people and let them get even more value out of the products and services that they're paying for and relying on every single day," said Michelle Gilbert, Vice President of Public Relations for Comcast.

Melody Vanderweide of GR Kids said," My normal information gathering processes are shut down. So, this is a way that the information can be brought directly to the parents and into their homes."

The Parents Virtual Night out will be held on Tuesday May 19 at 8:15pm on Zoom. You need to register so they can send you a link for the event. Go to the GR Kids Facebook page to sign up.