Steering Your Child down the Digital Highway
Join MarlaÂ Rosner and other Parents for Three Educational Phone Sessions
Many parents find out after the fact that their child has behaved badly or become the victim of othersâ€™ bad behavior. You know what I mean:
â€¢Â Insults and gossip
â€¢Â Ganging up on a poor victim
â€¢Â Suffering from someone elseâ€™s cyber-bullying and then retaliating or escalating the problem
â€¢Â Invading someoneâ€™s privacy by taking or sending inappropriate pictures
â€¢Â Sexting (taking a sexually-explicit digital photograph of themselves or of someone else, and sending it via cell phone or the Internet.)
Get up to speed and ask questions in a series of calls:
- Rules at Home & Important Talks to have with your Child, Wednesday July 6, 7:30pm PST
Addressing Â Safety and Reputation in the Digital World, Wednesday, July 13, 7:30 pm PST
- Cyber Bullying Prevention, Wednesday, July 20, 7:30pm PST
Call in from anywhere! Calls will be recorded so if you can’t be on a call, you can access the recording.
Sign up for separate calls below at $7.00 each or register for all three calls at a $4.00 discount here:
Call #1: Rules at Home and Important Talks to have with your Child
Would you give your child the keys to the car without driving lessons? Of course you wouldnâ€™t. But every day parents provide their children access to the Internet and social media sites without elaborating on the â€œrules of the roadâ€. In our first call weâ€™ll discuss basic principles, values and manners you should impart to your child before providing them with Internet access or a Smartphone. Itâ€™s never too late to impart these guidelines thoughâ€“ even if your child has been texting for years and spends hours a day on the Internet you can have an impact on his or her behavior.
Call #2: Â Addressing Your Childâ€™s Safety and Reputation in the Digital World
Privacy, safety and reputation are interwoven issues in the digital world. In this call weâ€™ll discuss:
- The real risks of revealing too much both on social media sites and via texting
- Photos and tagging
- How to shape and monitor your childâ€™s digital behavior
Weâ€™ll also address concerns that some parents have about intruding on their childâ€™s privacy. We’ll discuss what parents should impart to their children about these topics.
Call #3: Cyber Bullying Prevention
More common than cyber stalkers, cyber bullies can wreck severe emotional damage on others as illustrated by teen suicides in 2010 headlines around the country. In this call weâ€™ll discuss why digital communication creates a false sense of anonymity, how to develop your childâ€™s digital sensibilities and what to do to prevent digital â€œscufflesâ€ from spiraling out of control.