SOCIAL MEDIA AWARENESS, DIGITAL CITIZENSHIP, AND CYBER-BULLYING
TRAINING FOR PARENTS
90-minute presentation followed by a 30-minute Q&A session
The parent presentation will focus on all things digital. Your child in Middle/High School has now entered the peak of their digital media lives where cell phone ownership doubles, video game use explodes, and they dive into the world of social media and hyper-texting.
Your child is rapidly developing their personal identity with cell phone in hand and you need to be prepared. Recommendations for family rules, parental controls, and developing a family tech plan will be outlined as well as suggestions for monitoring your tween/teen’s digital life.
As a parent, you must lead the charge as a digital role model and help your child develop a strong digital citizenship foundation while reminding them that their digital tattoo reflects their real and online selves. At this age, they will encounter situations that will challenge their independence, including cyberbullying, cyber-exclusion, the dangers of anonymity, privacy, sharing intimate images, and inappropriate websites. Parents have an important role to play in providing support and guidance during critical periods. A snapshot of current trends and concerning apps will be provided to equip you in your digital parenting strategy.