One of the talks I give is entitled “Embrace Awkward: How Awkward Online Parents can Save the World”. The main premise is that parents are very concerned about their kids living in an online world but don’t feel like they have the skills to teach kids how to be good digital citizens. The reality is that parents are not only the best qualified to teach digital citizenship they are the only ones who have the time to. Read below to see a description of the talk and some of the slides or check out my digital citizenship blog series over at the Demme Learning Blog.
Facebook, bullies, and sexts, oh my! Talking with kids about using the internet is about as awkward as talking to them about the birds and the bees. Come learn why, when it comes to teaching digital citizenship to kids, parents matter more and can have a greater impact than peers or educators. Letâ€™s make it easier for parents to be parents online and encourage them to embrace the awkwardness of teaching kids about the digital birds and bees. #EmbraceAwkward
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