What can I do?
- How does children’s online habits look like?
- What social medias platforms are most popular and what do you do on them?
- How should we reason and what can one think of when it comes to the social media of one’s child?
- What does abusive treatment look like on social media?
- What are the risks?
- What do you get and what can not be done under the law?
- Can I, as a parent, have any consequences if my child breaking the law?
Computers, mobile phones and tablets have created new environments for entertainment and community, but also for offending, arguing and harassing others, and this is something that many children and young people come across in the digital environment. It can be anything from dodgy images, threats and harrasments sent via Snapchat, excluding and nasty comments in chats on KIK and Whatsapp to abusive accounts created on Instagram. Many parents stand out and ask the question how to act and discuss with their children if problems arise
During the lecture, we go through the most popular social media platforms and popular networks, how they work and how it looks today. We showcases and embody how cyber bullying and digital violations look like, what children and young people can meet when they go online, what the laws and rules says and gives tips on topics of conversation and how parents can act if bullying, exclusion and harassment occurs.
One important point for us is that after the lecture the audience should go home with a good gut feeling motivated to take the conversations and discussions with their children about the net and therefore you also as a parent receive tools that includes, among other things, models that deals with entry routes to start a discussion, tips for a successful conversation and suggestions for various topics to raise with their children.
Some points from the programme:
- What is abusive treatment and what can you do if it occurs?
- Which exit strategies can be discussed with the children?
- How do you support children to say no in peer pressure situations?
- What does laws and regulations say about what is happening?
- What language and jargon do the children have in sociala media and games?
- How can you converse with your children about things we think are difficult?
- Adults should be role models when it comes to children’s use of social media. How do we behave ourselves? How does it look on Facebook when adults go crazy regarding the politics? What do you write about the school’s educators or the village sports team? What do the children see and what do they do?
For us it is important that we not just come out and gives a lecture and then “over and out”. Our idea is to work with this long-term. When booking lectures, we also include specific tools, documentation and a structure for how to work when we leave.
Example of what consists ;
- Discussion materials
- Follow-up material
- Possibility to ask questions retrospectively
The lecture is for parents and other adults who come into contact with children and young people such as recreational staff, coaches and coaches in sports clubs, local police officers, victim helplines, curators and companies.