We are pleased to welcome to the Central Library Wellingtonian born and bred author Yvette Adams, now living in Australia. Recipient of numerous awards including winning ICT Woman of the Year for Australia in 2013, Yvette is now launching her second book No kidding! : why our kids know more about technology than us and what we can do about it, receiving overwhelming interest in Australia.
“Your kids know way more about technology than you, and it’s time you did something about it. Today’s kids are intuitively able to use every device, app, game and social network handed to them. Just give a tablet or a smartphone to a toddler and watch what happens. But as life speeds up, and we are busier than ever being good parents the technological gap between parents and kids seems to grow exponentially. We expect the Government and the education system to do something about it, the fact is, kids desperately need their parents to understand the technology they are using and to embrace the technology themselves. There is no point in fighting technology or ignoring it. This book is aimed at helping you get started with technology and to understand how it can actually help, and not hinder your family life through many practical applications. It will also serve as a valuable resource to teachers, career advisors, grandparents and other influencers of children who realise the world is changing and are prepared to step up and do something about it. Written by Yvette Adams, a mother of two, who never thought in a million years she’d work in IT, she now gets a real kick out of helping people fall in love with technology too.” (Syndetics)
Join us on Monday 9 March from 6pm at the Central Library to discuss this fascinating subject.
Refreshments will be served and we ask you to register your intention to attend here: www.nokidding.com.au/wellington. It is totally FREE.
More about the Author:
Yvette Adams is a serial entrepreneur and proud mother of two children aged 8 & 11 years.
Around being a busy mum, since the birth of her second child in 2007, Yvette has built a thriving business from home, and now has several staff, 30 contractors and 5 trainers, and operates out of a commercial warehouse she owns in Maroochydore, Queensland.
The Creative Collective is a creative services and training agency that helps people achieve online success through the building of websites and digital marketing strategies as well as an extensive array of online and offline training; and having assisted thousands of small businesses across Australia, she is now looking to help the millions of parents struggling to understand the impact technology is having on their families lives, and how to embrace it, not fear it.
A multi-award winning business woman, in just her first year of business Yvette won the Queensland Small Business Champions Young Entrepreneur award and has since gone on to win or be a finalist in numerous other local, regional and national business awards including winning the Commonwealth Business Owner of the Year at the Telstra Business Women’s Awards in 2010 (Queensland and the Employer of Choice and the Entrepreneurial Award at the Women in Technology Awards 2012. In 2013 she was recognised as ICT Woman of the Year at the National iAwards.
She is regularly called on by the media as a spokesperson and for commentary and writes regular columns for a range of publications and has a blog, which can be read at www.thecreativecollective.com.au/blog.