SXSW and a Guest Blogger

I am delighted to be attending SXSW Interactive starting tomorrow, Friday March 7th here in Austin. I intend to fully submerge myself in the rocketing pace of conversation, presentations, panels, and swag that is SXSW Interactive!

Among the really interesting events I will be taking part are the following:

  • What Teens Want Online and On Their Phones
  • Sexual Ethics, Interactivity, and Virtual Worlds,
  • What Teens Want – In a Game
  • Are You Smarter Than A Wired Teen?
  • Some Serious Fun: Interactive Media for Children

I plan on returning (psychically, of course, since I won’t actually be leaving Austin for this one…) with lots of fabulous information and ideas I can bring to you here on my blog and in person through my classes and individual consulting.

So, in the meantime between now and Wednesday morning when I will re-emerge, I have a guest blogger to keep you busy and thinking. This particular guest blogger is different from my past guests, in both her personal experiences and perspectives. While I do not always see eye-to-eye with her about issues of sex, sexuality, or sex education, I do think it is important to listen and work to understand others’ perspectives on these issues. I hope you will find her stories engaging and her questions thought-provoking. I will be checking-in from time to time, and as always, please feel free to e-mail me with thoughts and questions.

About Karen Rayne

Dr. Karen Rayne has been supporting parents and families since 2007 when she received her PhD in Educational Psychology. A specialist in child wellbeing, Dr. Rayne has spent much of her career supporting parents, teachers, and other adults who care for children and teenagers.


  1. Oooh, who is it?

  2. Karen, I’m especially interested to hear your feedback on the “What Teens Want” game. And I look forward to your guest blogger as well. Since I agree with everything you’ve said so far, it might be fun to hear a perspective that I don’t agree with for a change!

  3. Mrs. Y and Margaret,

    I am interested to hear how you feel about my guest blogger! I think what she has to say is valuable, and I don’t claim to know whether or not you will agree or disagree with any of it. 🙂

  4. The topics look very interesting. I’m looking forward to good posts coming out of your trip. Have fun!

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