As technology advances at an ever increasing speed. Access to the online space, social media, and apps for our children is ‘normal.’ As digital natives, they understand how to adapt and use the technology very quickly. What they don’t understand are the repercussions and potential damage of their actions, whether that’s in terms of being cyberbullied, being a cyberbully, sharing inappropriate content/imagery, or damaging their online reputation.
If you would like to learn how to be a more effective parent to your children in the digital world they call home. This class can help increase your own awareness and education levels so that you can be the resource your children need you to be when things go wrong.
This program focuses on motivating parents, teachers, and practitioners to engage with children and young people on a level that allows you to guide them towards responsible internet use.
The program will bring to your attention the very real scenarios unfolding on the internet so that you can broach these subjects with your children. Insight into privacy settings, platform functionality, and monitoring software as key tools in your ‘parents toolbox’ form a core part of this session. The class is a one-hour single session. The class size can vary from 1 to 3 people depending on your availability and the instructors.
The Program Outline:
- Benefits and risks of current and emerging technologies
- Social networking, gaming and mobile platforms
- Taking control - Practical support recommended software
- Reducing vulnerability and building resilience.
- Support and resources
- PersonalisedQ&A session
- Take home resources
An informed parent is an effective parent in the digital world
Online and mobile misuse is on the increase and has become a real problem. From cyberbullying to cyber-crime, negative use by self and others can have devastating consequences for children and young people, confident with the technology but not yet emotionally equipped to deal with negative or harassing experiences in an online public environment. Many parents, teachers and practitioners have to deal with the disruption and distress in the aftermath of cyberbullying and other online and mobile misuse without completely knowing how to.
* If you wish to take the class at instructor's location, please bring your own laptop, smartphone and all the gadgets which the kids own and use
All sessions are valid for 30 days upon booking
20 and older
* Alternatively, the class can be delivered at your own location anywhere in Dubai
CNN Building, Office #21A
Dubai Media City