ISACS is offering two webinars for parents, teachers and administrators in mid-November. The upcoming presentations by Carrie Goldman and David Walsh have been designed especially for parents.
Cyberbullying & Social Media:
How to Create Good Digital Citizens with Carrie Goldman
Audience: Parents, Faculty and Administrators - All grades, PS-12
Wednesday, November 12 * 3:00 – 4:00 pm Central/4:00 – 5:00 pm Eastern
This webinar will provide tools to educate kids on how to discern between online drama and true bullying while showing kids how to be good digital citizens -- those who do not contribute to a culture of cruelty. Carrie will teach adults how to talk to kids about online behaviors without alienating kids. Concrete steps for cyberbullying prevention, intervention and response will be provided as participants learn about popular social media sites for kids and how kids circumvent controls placed by adults. Also included will be ways to help kids deconstruct the rampant messages of sexualization and violence in our culture that are conveyed through the Internet and the media. Learn how to partner with kids to use social media as a tool to prevent cyberbullying. All are welcome.
Carrie Goldman is the award-winning author of Bullied: What Every Parent, Teacher, and Kid Needs to Know About Ending the Cycle of Fear (Harper Collins, August 2012). Carrie is the Co-Founder of the Antibullying Coalition and works with top bullying prevention groups around the country to educate kids and adults about bullying and social conflict. Carrie blogs regularly for ChicagoNow, PsychologyToday.com, the Huffington Post and Adoption.net. Her parenting expertise has been featured on NPR, MSNBC, CNN, the BBC, FoxNews, HLN, and many other media outlets. She travels around the country giving keynote addresses and running workshops for companies, universities, schools and community groups about issues such as bullying prevention, intervention, and reconciliation; digital citizenship in an age of cyb erbullying; restorative justice; resolving normal social conflict; and the cultural effects of gender-based marketing. She received her B.S. from Northwestern University and her M.B.A. from the Kellogg School of Management.
iBrain: Guiding Students to Success in the Digital Age with David Walsh
Audience: Parents, Faculty and Administrators (Middle & Upper School)
Thursday, November 20 * 3:00 – 4:00 pm Central/4:00 – 5:00 pm Eastern
The digital revolution is wiring this generation’s brains differently. Children and teens routinely multi-task, play on-line video games, create their own YouTube videos, text their friends, hang out on social networking sites and surf the Internet. Dr. David Walsh will explain how technology is changing the ways that young people live, learn, and socialize. More importantly he will identify the three major strategies to assure that they maximize the digital benefits while avoiding the risks. This webinar will answer important questions like:
- Are children and youth really good multi-taskers?
- How can we teach children to concentrate in a culture of chronic partial attention?
- Is cyberaddiction real? What are the signs and symptoms and what can parents do?• How can we teach kids to use technology to connect rather than disconnect?
- Is the time youth spend online affecting their real world social skills?
- What are healthy boundaries and parameters around technology use? How can parents use Love and Logic strategies to foster “digital discipline?”
- What are the three pillars for digital success and how can we make sure our children and teens develop them?
David Walsh, Ph.D. is one of the world’s leading authorities on children, teens, parenting, family life, and the impact of technology on children’s health and development. He spent 10 years teaching and coaching high school students before joining Fairview Health Services in Minneapolis to develop and direct innovative counseling programs for youth and families. In 1995, Dr. Walsh founded the internationally renowned National Institute on Media and the Family. He recently founded Mind Positive Parenting to help caring adults better understand how to help kids thrive in the 21st century. He is the author of nine books, including the national best sellers Why Do They Act That Way? A Survival Guide to the Adolescent Brain for You and Your Teen and No: Why Kids – of All Ages – Need to Hear It and Ways Parents Can Say It. His latest book is Smart Parenting, Smarter Kids: The One Br ain Book You Need to Help Your Child Grow Brighter, Healthier, and Happier. Dr. Walsh has authored columns on numerous topics and his articles have appeared in newspapers across the country, including the Washington Post, Los Angeles Times and others. He is a frequent guest on the radio and on television including NBC’s Today, Good Morning America, The CBS Early Show, The News Hour with Jim Lehrer, Dateline NBC, 20/20, National Public Radio’s All Things Considered and Morning Edition, and has been featured on three nationally broadcast PBS specials. He has been the recipient of numerous awards, serves on the faculty of the University of Minnesota, and is a senior advisor at Search Institute. He is active in many professional associations, is a licensed psychologist and has been the recipient of awards and an honorary doctorate.
*The live presentations will be offered on Wednesday, November 12 and Thursday, November 20 when you can post questions to the presenter in real-time. If those dates are not convenient, members of your school community can access the recorded presentations within four weeks of the live webinar.
The standard fee is $75 per webinar.
For more information and to REGISTER: visit: http://www.isacs.org/page/472111_Learning_Bridge_Webinars.asp.