Understanding the connected world of kids and teens can be challenging for parents because adults don’t communicate online in the same way and are not necessarily using the same social media. Even more challenging is the reality that there’s always something new coming around the corner.
The purpose of The Parent Network workshop is to help parents better understand how their kids are using social networking and to provide them with tips and tools they can use to help them minimize negative experiences and maximize the positive opportunities that social media has to offer. Post-workshop activities provided in the workshop guide give parents a chance to reflect and build on what they’ve learned in the presentation.
The workshop is designed to be presented in either a school or community setting, as a stand-alone event or as a companion to the Respecting Yourself and Others Online workshop for teens.
The Parent Network: Social Media And Your Kids workshop was made possible by financial contributions from Bell.
The video series The Parent Network: Social Media and Your Kids is designed to help you better communicate with your teens, understand common issues, identify any risks, and establish good online rules. Social media can be a great way for your teens to make and connect with friends, and these videos can help you support them as they explore the online world.
The Parent Network: Social Media and Your Kids – The Basics
Are you overwhelmed from trying to learn all the social media platforms your kids are using? Focus instead on how your kids are using social media, and what you need to talk about before they sign up for a new social network.
The Parent Network: Social Media and Your Kids – Keeping Your Kids Safe
While it’s impossible to make sure your child never comes across inappropriate content online, there are steps you can take to protect them. Here are some tips for keeping your kids safe on their favourite social platforms, including keeping tabs on them without spying and setting effective household rules about how to behave online.
The Parent Network: Social Media and Your Kids – Understanding Privacy
One of the biggest concerns parents have about their kids using online social networks is privacy. How can we make sure our kids protect their privacy and respect the privacy of others?
The Parent Network: Social Media and Your Kids – Managing Excessive Use
Do you worry about how much time your kids spend on social media and the potential impacts on their physical and mental wellbeing? Here’s what you need to know, including some helpful tips for managing screen time from other parents.