Parent Internet Safety Education
SafeOnline Parent Presentations
Focused on four crucial areas, these presentations provide parents with current information, effective parenting strategies and positive resources that will empower them to be strong allies within their schools and communities.
Format: Online webinars, in-person presentations, workshops or keynote speeches for 45-120 minutes. Handouts, Q&A and discussion follow most events.
Parenting Online, Post-Pandemic: The Overview and Aftermath
Online Parenting Strategies 2.0
Gaming: The Good, the Bad & the Lonely
Children, Youth and Online Pornography
Parenting Online, Post Pandemic: The Overview and Aftermath
The Online World is Ever Changing: Help Parents in Your School-Community Stay Current! Parents, teachers, and everyone who cares for children and youth, and has been with them over the last few years knows that the pandemic increased everyone’s reliance on technology for our daily communication, education and entertainment. These presentations will ensure parents keep up to date on the latest concerns, trends and strategies for their children.
"The webinar was very helpful and she was very professional. Her style was perfectly organized and described certain criteria fully so I understood completely. This will help me and my husband in the future." Nancy P., 2021
Online Parenting Strategies 2.0
Setting limits and having rules about online use is important—but when do you start and what is reasonable? Ideally, we can negotiate, plan and talk with our kids to help them develop healthy screen time habits as they mature. This presentation raises parents’ awareness about how technology impacts children, educates them about setting technology limits in their homes and encourages families to be proactive about online safety.
"Merlyn was exceptional. She was relaxed, and professional and communicated the information in a great way."
Gaming: the Good, the Bad & the Lonely
Gaming is a big part of all of our lives; from grocery loyalty ‘points’ to the immersive, social parallel lives we live. This is especially important when considering how our children game. Gaming is a powerful force, and represents both risks and threats to youth—socially, developmentally AND as positive opportunities for therapeutic healing and meaningful engagement. It’s important to see and balance all these factors.
"I liked that it balanced positive aspects of gaming with negative."
Children Youth and Online Pornography:
Why You Shouldn’t Wait Until High School to Talk About It
As much as we may want to postpone having ‘the talk’ with our children, having internet access means they are going to get their sexual health questions answered online if we don’t offer our views on it first. Pre-teen curiosity about sexuality is very normal, but without some guidance about how to minimize the harm that online pornography can cause to their sexuality preteens can be exposed to very, very hard core and graphic images and videos. This entertaining and frank discussion will help you feel better about having conversations with your children about online pornography and equip you with tools to guide their way to safer education. Youth