Internet Safety Course
a 3-hour workshop
Tuesday, Sept. 10, 6:30–9:30pm
Keep yourself and your family safe in the cyber world. Know the present dangers they face, and how to combat them. For your kids’ sake and yours, take this class and learn internet safety for kids and how to keep your children safe in the digital world. Know the sexting and cyberbullying threat related to the photo platforms such as Instagram and SnapChat, for example, or the predator problem inherent with Facebook and Twitter. This course is an update of online risks regarding all of those as well as a review of specific points of basic online vulnerabilities, such how to spot risky behaviors, family computer usage contracts, and how to communicate risks with your children. This class is critical to parents of tweens and teens.
In this workshop, you will learn:
- About SnapChat and Instagram and how these and other platforms can be internet danger zones to your kids
- How to communicate with your children about (and protect them from) sexting and cyberbullying
- How these social-media platforms operate
- Legal and online resources regarding cyber safety
- Sure-fire internet safety tips
- Scope and depth of usage and abuse
- How your children connect to their friends online
- Points of potential online and mobile vulnerability
- How to understand cyberbullying from the perspective of the perpetrator, victim and bystander
- The role of mobile devices like phones
- How to create an affective internet safety rules and a family social-media contract
Hollis Gillespie is a humorist, syndicated columnist, NPR commentator and best-selling author. Her column can be found monthly on the back page of Atlanta magazine. Hollis has appeared on the cover of numerous publications including Atlanta magazine, Creative Loafing and Tampa’s Weekly Planet. She has been profiled in Marie Claire, Bust, Entertainment Weekly and Writers Digest, which named Hollis “Breakout Author of the Year.” Her television appearances include The Tonight Show with Jay Leno, TBS Storyline, Monica Kaufman’s Closeups, Good Day Atlanta, and TV Land. Her radio commentaries appear regularly on National Public Radio (NPR) and Georgia Public Broadcasting. Other accolades include “Best Columnist” (2001, 2002, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009) and “Best Local Author” (2004, 2005, 2006, 2008, 2009) honors in the Creative Loafing Best of Atlanta Readers Survey. Atlanta magazine awarded her “Best ‘Tell-All’” in 2006. The film rights to her first book, Bleachy-Haired Honky Bitch: Tales from a Bad Neighborhood, are currently under option with a major Hollywood studio.
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