Parent & Public Presentations
Parenting in a Cyber-Age
Parenting has never been a simple job but with children and youth involved in online technologies at earlier and earlier ages, effectively parenting post-millenial children means keeping up with technology as well as all the other usual responsibilities of parenting.
These workshops focus on equipping those who care for youth with the tools to deal with the challenges created when children and youth are using online communications. They are suitable for parent advisory, grandparent, new parent and foster parent groups and focus on internet literacy and safety information.
SOLOS parent and public presentations mirror the basic messages offered to students in "Your LIfe OnLine" workshops and assemblies in order to give parents a chance to talk with their children about online safety in their homes. Maybe PACs have supported parent presentations to coincide with student and professional development workshops for teachers in their district.
Dynamic, current and always practical, SOLOS resources accompany each presentation. Sign up your school community today!
Parent Presentations include a multi-media lecture and online
follow up resource, an unrestricted number of parents and last 80-120 minutes.
$475 for school-based parent groups.
Presentation topics include:
- Emerging trends in online youth culture.
- Orientation to social media, video sites and how children and youth use them.
- Examples and stories illustrating negative and positive consequences of social media.
- An overview of gaming and it's influences on players.
- High risk activities online: sexting, viewing of extreme images and pornography, gambling, online addiction and/or contact with 'strangers' online.
- Suggestions and guidelines for engaging with children and youth online
- Internet safety tips and resources.
- A take-away link to SOLOS exclusive collection of world-class educational sites for parents.
(SOLOS School-based Programs benefit from the B.C. Gaming Commission and the Province of British Columbia.)
**The Safe OnLine Outreach Society is a federal charitable organization (Canada #86021 9641 RR0001) and a registered non-profit society (British Columbia #S45067).