It’s very difficult to know how to stay safe on social media and the internet. After requests from many local parents Digital Jen has launched a new Social Media for Parents course, which aims to provide parents with knowledge and skills, so that you can make informed decisions about what to do when it comes to social media and technology in your family.
Social media and children is a subject that’s been in the headlines recently. Firstly there was the publication of the Children’s Commissioner’s report which highlighted the negative effects of social media on the wellbeing of 8 to 12 year olds. Then there was the despicable Logan Paul video that was published on YouTube at the start of the year. The video received 6 million views before it was taken down and many parents were horrified to discover that their children saw the disturbing content on YouTube and even on YouTube Kids.
Does your child have access to a phone, tablet, laptop, computer, or a television that is linked to the internet? Does your family have their own social media rules and do you and your children follow them? As parents we are constantly worrying about the safety of our children, many parents give their child a mobile phone so that they can keep in contact and stay ‘safe’. However, do you know which apps your child has on their phone? Does your child play games on the internet and do you understand the potential dangers involved? Have you Googled your child’s name recently to see what comes up? The Digital Jen Social Media for Parents course will help you to understand the technological minefields, so that you and your children can stay safe on social media and the internet.
Digital Jen is a tech guru, as well as being a mum of two children and a Girl Guide leader for an amazing 24 years. As a mother and a volunteer Digital Jen has seen how difficult it is to be a child and a parent in the digital age. The Social Media for Parents course is aimed at parents with children from Year 4 to Year 7, but if you’re interested and your child is older/younger, then you are very welcome.
Social Media for Parents is one of Digital Jen’s kitchen table training sessions and takes place in St Albans, Hertfordshire. Sessions are limited to 4 people, tea and cake is provided, as well as lots of knowledge and information. The course is 2 hours long and will look at:
- apps, games and platforms;
- how to help your children understand social media and the internet;
- security and how to stay safe on social media.
If you want knowledge, skills and understanding to enable you to make informed decisions about how your family use social media, then this is the course for you. Book your place on the next session here. Sessions in 2018 are listed below and places are limited:
- Wednesday 17th January (9.30-11.30am)
- Thursday 22nd March (9.30-11.30am)
- Tuesday 10th July (1-3pm)
- Friday 12th October (9.30-11.30am)
You can find out more about Digital Jen on her Facebook Page and check out the Reviews of her kitchen table training sessions, or visit the Digital Jen website for information on all this year’s Kitchen Table training sessions which include Brilliant Blogging, Discovering Canva, Facebook for Business, Mastering Mailchimp, Social Media for Businesses, Telling Your Story, as well as Social Media for Parents.