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Getting Parents on Board with their Child’s Digital Media Health

September 15 (Online)
10:00 am - 10:50 am CT
Room: Online
Digital Citizenship
Administrators, Instructional Coaches, Library and Media Specialists, Teachers

Now more than ever, it is important for parents to help their children navigate their online lives. Social media is confusing enough for adults, let alone kids, considering all that’s out there: cyberbullying, fake/satire news, predators, deepfakes, inappropriate content, and content that causes self-esteem issues. It’s challenging enough to convince kids and teens to become thoughtful users of social media; it can’t be done without the partnership of parents.

In this session, you will learn what my school district has done thus far to draw our parents in to this discussion in an attempt to help our students become discerning users of all the online world has to offer. The discussion will be frank, and the hope is you will leave inspired to set up your own tools to collaborate with parents to help keep our kids safe and healthy, both physically and mentally!

Renee Bogacz
Renee Bogacz
Instructional Technology Resource Teacher, Channahon School District 17

Renee Bogacz (@mrsbogacz) has been a teacher for more than 30 years. She transitioned from English language arts to being the instructional technology resource teacher for her district. She has a passion for integrating technology into teaching and learning but keeps her original love for language arts alive by reading and writing about education topics. She particularly enjoys showing teachers and students new tools and strategies they can use that help promote the 4 C’s of creativity, communication, collaboration, and critical thinking.