Teaching Parents What Their Kids Are Doing Online
Online training and workshops for the busy and concerned parent
“Adulting” today’s teens and tweens has enough challenges without adding technology into the fold. As concerned but busy parents how do we stay on top of all the different apps and sites that our kids seemingly know first nature? We know how: you’re either Googling the answers or asking around your circle of friends in the hopes that someone – anyone – knows more than you do.
This is where we become an important piece of your strategy. We provide busy adults and parents with the tools and training they need to know how these apps and sites work. While you may not turn into an uber-Snapchatter, you’ll gain confidence and knowledge on what to look for in all the popular apps and when to be concerned.
"The most popular question I received after “What will she cover?” was "Can we listen in from upstairs?” Having a third party talk to your kids separate from you about social media can cause anxiety for some, but for kids … it makes them open up! The session we scheduled for kids only included ages 10 through 12, boys and girls and a mix of schools. All the parents did was drop off their children & Kristen took care of the rest! They discussed online identities, catfishing, cyberbullying, reputation management online, appropriate posting & behavior for social media as well as what you send via text. The kids really participated in the discussion, and all said they learned something new from the session. Success!"
"One thing that made an impression on her was about being careful what she sends to people and especially boys because if the relationship doesn't work out they might post things to hurt feelings or embarrass her. Since she doesn't think like that she really took the advice to heart."
"I contacted Kristen to speak to a group of moms who want to help their children as we navigate through digital adolescence together. Even before we ‘officially' started, we were involved in one of the richest discussions I have had to date regarding social media and its' impact. Mothers of both boys and girls were included; we talked about monitoring options, most popular apps and their content, click bait, predators & catfishing, and the incredible quantity of inappropriate content* to which kids can be exposed. Parents owe it to themselves, and most importantly, to their children to be aware and educated about social media and understand how the digital world impacts their family in the real world."