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Digital Safety 101
April 21 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pmFree
For parents in the digital age, one of the most ever-present concerns is safety. While the Internet could be a great resource for finding information, it’s important for parents to also be aware of the potential dangers.
Join PNW Parent Education to learn how to balance your child/ren’s digital lives with boundaries, etiquette and good judgment! Jo Langford, a dad, Master’s-level therapist, and sex educator for tweens, teens, and parents, will discuss the following in this important talk on digital safety:
• An overview of kids’ behavior in a digital age — the risks and benefits of online life.
• A breakdown of over a dozen of the most popular social networking sites you need to know about and at least 3 sites you wish you hadn’t! The good, the bad and, the ugly will be explained.
• A primer on “The 3 big bads — sexting, cyberbullying and porn”.
There’s also plenty of time to answer your specific questions. We will start with a social half hour at 6:30 pm with drinks available for purchase. The presentation will begin promptly at 7:00 pm.
About Jo Langford:
For the last 20 years, Jo Langford has worked in the intersection of adolescence, technology and sexuality. He speaks internationally using information, education and humor to help parents and professionals increase their knowledge and self-confidence as a proactive defense against the unfortunate consequences that sometimes accompany teen sexuality, screen behavior and development. Jo provides training for organizations and agencies as well as therapy to adolescents and families around a gambit of sexuality themes – with an emphasis on LGBTQ issues, Internet safety, digital citizenship and comprehensive sex education.
He is the author of the “Spare Me ‘The Talk’” series – guides to sex relationships and growing up for modern teens and their parents. His latest book, “The Pride Guide”, is an encompassing guide to sexual and social and development, safety and health for queer youth and their families. This book is the first puberty book written with queer (and specifically trans) youth in mind.