Technology Safety for Tykes, Tweens and Teachers
Cyberbullying. Oversharing. Predation. Exploitation. All are dangers kids in grades K – 6 face these days. By age 10, half of North American students own cell phones. And by age 12, more than 50 percent have one or more social media accounts.
In one case, 12-year-olds were accused of cyberstalking a classmate who committed suicide. In another case, an 8-year-old girl received pornographic pictures and videos from a stranger on a popular social messaging site. “Stranger danger” seems so quaint in this online age. It’s no longer easy to identify the dangerous stranger for tykes and tweens – as educators well know.
Teachers, administrators, counselors and school staff play key roles in training students on how to benefit from and protect themselves from the internet. During this 90-minute webinar, Richard Guerry, Founder and Executive Director of IROC2 (the Institute for Responsible Online and Cellphone Communication), will explore the enormous upside of online tools for elementary students while providing tools and strategies for helping them avoid the many dangers and pitfalls.
Attendees will gain information about:
- Cyberbullying prevention and intervention
- Safe online gaming and communication
- Encouraging positive social media behaviors
- The importance of empathy in digital decision making
- Motivating responsible use of current and future digital tools
Attend this compelling, informative webinar and gain the knowledge you need to promote responsible use of digital tools in your school. Students are using technology at very young ages — cyber safety lessons should be part of the curriculum beginning in kindergarten.
- Gain an understanding of cyber cruelty
- Explore ways to teach an understanding of oversharing
- Know the dangers of online gaming
- Learn the significance of digital citizenship
- Understand and share the concept of global vs local neighborhoods
Who Should Attend
- School Counselors
- Principals and Administrators
- At-Risk Coordinators
- Social Workers (all levels)
ABOUT THE PRESENTER: RICHARD GUERRY
Richard Guerry is the founder of the non-profit organization the Institute for Responsible Online and Cell-Phone Communication (IROC2). Richard worked as an executive in the information technology field prior to founding IROC2 and during his tenure, he encountered the darkest areas of the internet and discovered countless individuals unknowingly being manipulated and schemed, and their content being stolen and exploited. He left corporate America, and applied his vast experience and knowledge of digital safety to serve as the Executive Director of IROC2.org.
Sharing his expertise and insights, Richard has presented to – on average – 215 audiences per year – reaching over 1 million audience members across the United States, Canada and the West Indies. His audiences range from avid to novice digital users.
Richard is also the author of multiple cyber safety and citizenship books, and has been a featured speaker at many national conferences and conventions, including the National Conference on Child Sexual Abuse and Exploitation Prevention, the International Bullying Prevention Association and the National Symposium on Child Abuse. He has appeared as a digital safety expert on or contributed to various media outlets like CNN, Radio Disney, MTV, Parade Magazine and many other local, regional, and international networks and publications as well.