Understanding teens, social media, and online threats
The Cyber Safety for Parents class is a 2-hour seminar that will prepare parents to effectively supervise their child on social media sites and protect them from cyberbullying. The class first explains the current technology and applications teens are using to access the Internet and social media networks. Secondly, cyberbullying is defined with current trends and real world examples that Deputy Cranford has investigated in schools. Lastly, participants will be given tools and an action plan that they can immediately begin using to help keep their children safe online. Some of the topics discussed include:
- Current impact of bullying in schools
- Risks associated with popular social media sites
- Sexting and online predators
- How to set expectations and consequences
- Online security considerations
- How to monitor online activity
- School discipline and legal issues
Participants will receive an Internet Safety Contract and the Cyber Safety Checklist.
Each attendee will receive the Cyber Safety Cop Parent’s Guide to Cyber Safety, Cyber Safety Checklist, Internet Safety Contract, as well as online tools and resources. This course is imperative for parents and educators to understand the profound affect social media has in teen’s lives and how it impacts their safety.