How to be a Good Digital Role Model

Posted On Wednesday January 06, 2021

As a parent, you lead the charge as a digital role model, especially in a world where the use of internet, mobile phones and other digital devices continues to grow. You’re invited to attend a virtual meeting hosted by the District Jan. 28, 2021, to learn how to help your child develop a strong digital citizenship foundation.

Just how digital is our world becoming? In BC, 94 per cent of people aged 15 or older are internet users, and more than half of these are smart phone users. (Source: Canadian Internet Use Survey)

‘Social Media Awareness, Digital Footprints, and Cyberbullying’ will be presented by Safer Schools Together, a company working to help students across North America to minimize and manage risks to students.

This session is designed to help parents remind children that their digital tattoo reflects their real and online selves. Parents have an important role to play in providing support and guidance.

A snapshot of current trends will be provided to equip you in your digital parenting strategy. This includes:

Social Media Update - The t current apps and trends in your children’s social media lives

  • Pick Your Battles – How to provide balance and promote independence while taking a strong stance on certain subjects
  • Current Research - Brain development, technology, and violent video games
  • Digital Footprint and Reputation - With their future approaching, recruiters and employers are taking note – What will they find?
  • Strategies to use at home - Recommendations for family rules, parental controls, and developing a family tech plan

This will be a 90-minute presentation, followed by a 30-minute Q&A session.

This session is being offered virtually as a ZOOM meeting, on Thursday, Jan. 28, 2021 from 6:30 PM to 8:30 PM.

Participants will need to register to be provided with the ZOOM link.

To register, click here.

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