Today’s children represent the first generation to be born with a silver digital spoon and brought up in a digital world, where they are surrounded by technology – computers, tablets, smart phones, television… not to forget, online games.
In a sense, our children don’t ‘go online’; they’re always connected! They’ve spent their entire lives using electronic gadgets and technologies that the digital age offers. In contrast, many parents are still in the process of learning this new language that their children have already mastered.
While young people have quickly adopted new technology, they lack the maturity to take wise online decisions without guidance from parents and teachers. However, parenting in this dynamic digital age is challenging!
Before you begin to fret, Be Safe in Cyberspace is here to help the ‘analog’ parent in this ‘digital’ world. The Be Safe in Cyberspace Parents’ Workshop equips you with a better understanding of cyberspace and the dangers it harbors for our young ‘netizens’. The innovative ideas and practical tips provided during these sessions enable you to become a well informed participant in your child’s online life.
This one hour workshop, which includes a multi-media presentation, videos and quick Cyber safety tips, revolves around the following topics:
- Understanding your young ‘netizen’
- Typical parental concerns – Safety & Security issues and online dangers
- Ways to deal with exposure to inappropriate content, cyber bullying and sexting
- Online gaming
- Parental software control
- Monitoring parameters
- How to limit/regulate Internet usage
- Safe social networking
- Smart use of ‘Smart Phones’
- Clean ‘Digital Footprints’ and online reputation
As an invaluable investment and complete learning strategy, many schools and institutions have organized parent workshops to coincide with their orientation day programs and parent-teacher meetings/interactions. This offers parents and teachers, a common ground for discussing and collaborating on helping children to ‘be safe in cyberspace’.