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.

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Testimonials

A very informative and well laid out parent session. It covered many subjects without being overwhelming, gave advice, and provided helpful tips.
I would and will attend again, because it is almost impossible for a parent to know everything in this fast-paced world of social media, etc.

Sandy Morris, Kootenay-Columbia School District #20

Sandy Morris, Kootenay-Columbia School District #20

I loved this training session! It didn’t have the usual “keep your kids offline” rhetoric, but rather helped with tools to keep them safe while using it!

Chantal Gwin, Wild Rose School Division

Chantal Gwin, Wild Rose School Division

I learned a lot from the session! Being a parent, we feel that we know everything and can control the things that our children do. But this session has given me a lot of new information and “tips” on how to keep our children safe “out there”!

Margaret Robles, St. Patrick’s Elementary School

Margaret Robles, St. Patrick’s Elementary School

The Safer Schools Together Parent Session was very informative and insightful. It highlights the realities of today’s digital world and offers ways for parents to protect and support their children. Every school community should arrange to have SST speak to their students and parents.

Parent, Victoria, BC

Parent, Victoria, BC

Very informative and packed full of knowledge to keep our children safe. Worth the watch!

Amber Dawn, WRSD

Amber Dawn, WRSD

Safer Schools Together has always delivered high-quality, up-to-date, and relevant information about all things digital that hooks all participants right from the get-go! They recognize that Digital Citizenship Education is a community effort and that the impact is more powerful when students have multiple trusted adults they can discuss issues with, and when they’re hearing the same message reinforced both at home and in school. We are very impressed with both delivery and content and we look forward to having them back in the future.

Patricia Reyes, IT Integration Teacher

Patricia Reyes, IT Integration Teacher Crofton House

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