In just 4 classes you will learn “how” to do the digital things you want to do as a parent.
Parenting is very difficult when your kids know more than you. We are the first generation of parents whose kids know more than us. This course was created to help you get back in control. In just 4 weeks you will learn
- How to block your child from viewing explicit adult content across all devices – including their phone
- How to use two of the main apps your kids are using (Snapchat & Instagranm )
- How to make your child’s phone a safer device for a teen to use.
- What to do if you think your child is becoming addicted to technology.
- What is sexting and how to reduce the risk of your teenage child sexting?
- How to reduce the risk of your child being cyber bullied
If you have attended an internet safety seminar at your local school, how is this different?
In the past 18 months you might have attended a one hour seminar at your local school on the topic of internet safety. These seminars are excellent but most parents are often left unsure as to “What” specifically they can do as a next step and “How” exactly to do it. This course was created to explain exactly what you should do and how to do it.
Free! You will also receive these FREE Digital Parenting manuals (worth €50)
You will receive the following Digital Parenting manuals (pdf format) which are full of screenshots and instructions on what to do. These provide an invaluable step by step guide on what to do when you are at home and you want to implement what you covered during the course.
What you will cover in the 4 weeks
Week 1: How to restrict your child from accessing explicit adult content
You will be shown how to do the following:
- How to install a free wifi filter to block all adult content on every internet device in your home including PC, laptop, tablet, mobile, ipod, DSi, Xbox.
- How to set up “Safe search” on Google to prevent adult search results, especially adult image search results.
- How to set up “Safe search” on YouTube.
- How to set up restrictions on Apple devices to exclude access to adult sites and apps.
- How to block adult content on Android phones
Week 2: How to use two of the main apps your kids are using (Snapchat & Instagram)
You will be shown how to do the following: How to use Snapchat – and what advice should you should give your child.
- How to install Snapchat.
- How to find friends on Snapchat.
- How to send a photo message.
- How to block people sending your child messages on Snapchat.
- How to monitor the photos your child is sending on Snapchat (if your child uses an Android phone).
How to use Instagram – and what advice you should you give your child.
- How to setup an Instagram account.
- How to find and connect with friends.
- How to take a photo/video and add filters.
- How to post an update to friends.
- How to make your child’s account private.
- How to block a user from following your child.
- How your child can “untag” themselves from photos they are tagged in.
- How to check who is following your child on Instagram.
- How to check who your child is following and what they are seeing.
a) What to do if you think your child is becoming addicted to technology.
b) What is sexting and how to reduce the risk of your teenage child sexting
Overview of the growing issue of teens becoming addicted to technology and the risks involved. You will be shown how to do the following:
- How to create a family technology agreement in order to set time limits. We will provide you with a template agreement.
- How to create a mobile phone agreement which restricts usage. We will provide you with a template agreement.
- How to set a timer on your home internet
- How to set a timer on your child’s phone so that it won’t work during set times e.g. after 8pm.
- How to set a timer on the Xbox
Overview of the growing issue of teens sending explicit images of themselves (sexting) and the risks teens are facing. Studies show that 60% of teens are being asked to take and send explicit images of themselves, 40% go on to take explicit images of themselves and 20% send them on to someone else.
- How to advise your child about sexting.
- How to install and use a mobile monitoring app which sends you copies of text messages sent to your child that contain words you are concerned about.
- How to install an Android app that sends you copies of all photos and videos taken on your child’s smartphone.
Week 4: How to reduce the risk of your child being cyber bullied
You will be shown how to do the following:
- How to review your child’s social media accounts to ensure they are not exposing themselves to cyberbullying.
- How to block people on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and Snapchat
- How to block people from texting your child.
- How to restrict who can call or text your child to specific telephone numbers e.g. friends and family.
- How to block certain numbers from calling or texting your child in the future.
Following this 4 week programme you will be up to speed on the main issues facing your teenage child (cyber bullying, technology addiction, Sexting, Adult content) plus the apps, social networks and phones that your kids are using. You will understand how they work, how kids use them, the risks involved and what specific things you should do to advise and protect your kids.
Each class is a workshop with up to 15 participants. You can bring a laptop and a smartphone to the workshop to implement the recommendations.
4 sessions of 2.5 hours. Classes run from 7PM – 9.30