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.
After the loss of my daughter, Amanda Todd in 2012, I became an advocate to increase the awareness of bullying, cyberbullying, internet safety, exploitation and mental health. I have been connected to Safer Schools Together (SST) over the course of the past number of years and commend SST for their dedication to ensuring the safety and well-being of children and youth across North America.
Keeping informed is important and SST stays up-to-date with the critical information needed to better protect ourselves with the technology we are using in our daily lives.
I have been fortunate to attend a variety of presentations and training sessions provided by SST. These interactive presentations have provided critical information, as well as important resources that effectively informs and teaches those attending how to effectively keep themselves and others safe from violence.
I look forward to a continued relationship with SST so that we can ensure online safety for all.
– Carol Todd (Parent), Amanda Todd Legacy