What you will learn:
This course will inspire parents to step into conversation with their kids about time spent on devices and provide guidance on how to set boundaries that benefit the whole family.
It won’t be long before young kids have access to the internet or have a friend who tells them all about what they found online. Through ongoing conversations, parents and other anchoring adults can help kids navigate the onslaught of cultural messaging online and develop discernment about what they consume.
Most kids are surprisingly relieved to have clear boundaries and guidance on how to manage the relentless pressure to engage online. As soon as kids can read, there is pressure to know certain things or be watching certain shows or videos. When kids gain more access to devices, the pressure quickly ramps up for them to participate in banter, gaming, group chats, sexting, comment threads, social drama and constant availability.
About the instructor:
Cindy Pierce is a parenting expert, sexuality educator, comic storyteller and author of three books, including Sexploitation: Helping Kids Develop Healthy Sexuality in a Porn-Driven World. Combining comic storytelling and 17 years of research, Cindy informs, educates and motivates parents to engage in conversations with their children about technology, coming of age, sexuality, and more. Because it is challenging for children and teens to navigate cultural messaging online and off, proactive conversations early and often are the best way to help them make healthier choices as they grow up. Cindy and her husband, Bruce Lingelbach have three children and run Pierce’s Inn in Etna, NH.
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Suggested Length60 min
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