Tuesday, April 20, 2010

Teens and Social Media

I love what I do! Seriously, every time I have the privelege of doing a workshop or speaking to a group, it is such a rush. Living my passion is the greatest gift. That is why I am so excited about a new opportunity.

For the next few weeks, I am attending a phenomenal Technology Awareness Series hosted by the Eau Claire Area School District. Sarah Paul, the school district's software integration specialist, along with a guidance counselor, tech expert, and law enforcement will be presenting workshops. 

My workshops, up until this point, have focused on an adult audience. But, that adult audience has shown great concern about what is going on in the minds of teens. Completely understandable, especially when we see and read stories about teens committing suicide over Facebook pages and cyberbullying. Because these issues are so serious, I want to do as much research and preparation as possible to create a responsible and powerful workshop.

In the end, the workshop I create out of this research experience will cover social networking sites, internet predators, cyberbullying, securing home computers, keeping kids safe on the internet, and staying one step ahead of what they know.

To help me make this workshop the best it can be, I would love to read your feedback about what you would like to know when it comes to tweens/teens and the internet.

1 comment:

  1. Laurie-

    You should contact Dr. Justin Patchin at UW-Eau Claire. He would be a great resource for this type of info.