facebook_pixel
[fullwidth backgroundcolor=”” backgroundimage=”” backgroundrepeat=”no-repeat” backgroundposition=”left top” backgroundattachment=”scroll” video_webm=”” video_mp4=”” video_ogv=”” video_preview_image=”” overlay_color=”” overlay_opacity=”0.5″ video_mute=”yes” video_loop=”yes” fade=”no” bordersize=”0px” bordercolor=”” borderstyle=”” paddingtop=”20px” paddingbottom=”20px” paddingleft=”0px” paddingright=”0px” menu_anchor=”” equal_height_columns=”no” hundred_percent=”no” class=”” id=””][title size=”1″ content_align=”left” style_type=”single” sep_color=”” class=”” id=””]About Bridging the Digital Divide[/title][/fullwidth][one_third last=”no” spacing=”yes” background_color=”” background_image=”” background_repeat=”no-repeat” background_position=”left top” border_size=”0px” border_color=”” border_style=”” padding=”” class=”” id=””][imageframe lightbox=”no” style_type=”none” bordercolor=”” bordersize=”0px” borderradius=”0″ stylecolor=”” align=”none” link=”” linktarget=”_self” animation_type=”0″ animation_direction=”down” animation_speed=”0.1″ class=”” id=””] [/imageframe][/one_third][two_third last=”yes” spacing=”yes” background_color=”” background_image=”” background_repeat=”no-repeat” background_position=”left top” border_size=”0px” border_color=”” border_style=”” padding=”” class=”” id=””][fusion_text]Our children – particularly tweens and teens – are strongly attracted to social media and new technology. They’re wired for it, we aren’t. They can’t get enough of it and we are paralysed by our fear of something we don’t know, can’t even see and don’t yet fully understand.

Parents need to get beyond the hype and scary stories to truly get to grips with this major, and irreversible shift taking place in the world as a result of the invention of the internet and the rise of interactive social media. Everything is changing and our tweens and teens are at the centre of it all. We need to take conscious, positive steps to understand this new look world, and our children, so that we remain connected and relevant.

Through this interactive, conversational presentation, creative parenting expert and author of Future-proof Your Child, Nikki Bush will help you gain perspective and grasp the bigger picture. In turn this will help you to bridge the digital divide between yourself and your child, helping you to maintain your emotional connection with each other.[/fusion_text][/two_third][title size=”1″ content_align=”left” style_type=”single” sep_color=”” class=”” id=””]Testimonials[/title][one_half last=”no” spacing=”yes” background_color=”” background_image=”” background_repeat=”no-repeat” background_position=”left top” border_size=”0px” border_color=”” border_style=”” padding=”” class=”” id=””][testimonials design=”classic” backgroundcolor=”” textcolor=”” class=”” id=””][testimonial name=”Pamela Paton-Mills” avatar=”female” image=”” image_border_radius=”” company=”Sacred Heart College (July 2011)” link=”” target=”_self”]Nikki Bush spoke at Sacred Heart College to a small group of parents and a few teachers. It was really great to see how she involved everyone, facilitating valuable discussion that was meaningful and also practical. As usual, her presentation was very professional, but her connection with the audience was warm and engaging. Those who had heard her before remarked that there is always something new to learn from her. Thank you, Nikki, for creating opportunities for us to connect with our children, even on alien territory![/testimonial][/testimonials][testimonials design=”classic” backgroundcolor=”” textcolor=”” class=”” id=””][testimonial name=”Thiloshni Govender” avatar=”female” image=”” image_border_radius=”” company=”mum” link=”” target=”_self”]I found Nikki’s presentation very valuable – I feel much more empowered and confident now.[/testimonial][/testimonials][/one_half][one_half last=”yes” spacing=”yes” background_color=”” background_image=”” background_repeat=”no-repeat” background_position=”left top” border_size=”0px” border_color=”” border_style=”” padding=”” class=”” id=””][youtube id=”XTLin0MrIo4″ width=”640″ height=”480″ autoplay=”no” api_params=”” class=””][/one_half][one_half last=”no” spacing=”yes” background_color=”” background_image=”” background_repeat=”no-repeat” background_position=”left top” border_size=”0px” border_color=”” border_style=”” padding=”” class=”” id=””][youtube id=”AB4sLsWq9SA” width=”640″ height=”480″ autoplay=”no” api_params=”” class=””][/one_half][one_half last=”yes” spacing=”yes” background_color=”” background_image=”” background_repeat=”no-repeat” background_position=”left top” border_size=”0px” border_color=”” border_style=”” padding=”” class=”” id=””][testimonials design=”classic” backgroundcolor=”” textcolor=”” class=”” id=””][testimonial name=”Stewart Jones” avatar=”male” image=”” image_border_radius=”” company=”GM Lipton Ice Tea, Unilever” link=”” target=”_self”]Working in partnership with Nikki added real value to our Positive Steps campaign for Lipton Ice Tea. Nikki brought real credibility to the parenting message that were were trying to get involved in and gave legitimacy to our brand’s involvement. Nikki also came with a following, so if targeting parents, she amplifies your audience. Overall she was a strong addition to our campaign. As for the talks themselves and the content, Nikki captivated our audience with her engaging and entertaining style, coupled with her depth of knowledge and confidence. The take-home value for parents was enormous.[/testimonial][/testimonials][testimonials design=”classic” backgroundcolor=”” textcolor=”” class=”” id=””][testimonial name=”Debbie Waldron” avatar=”female” image=”” image_border_radius=”” company=”Deputy Head, Beaulieu Junior Prep” link=”” target=”_self”]It was incredible for me both as a mom and as a teacher to realise just how far we have come (digitally) and yet the fundamentals of bringing up well adjusted children have not changed that much! The statistics and figures are mind blowing and it is without a doubt a huge job to protect our children from what’s out there Nikki takes away the fear and gives such practical down to earth solution and suggestions. After listening to Nikki talk you will feel empowered, knowing that no matter how digitally challenged you feel there is something you CAN do to help and protect your children.[/testimonial][/testimonials][/one_half][fusion_text]

  • Nikki shows amazing insight into the parenting challenges of our generation and she is a dynamic, engaging speaker. I would recommend her for all schools, for parents of the digital /online generation,children and workplaces too.
  • As a parent of a teen and tween – I find myself in a general state of fear and panic because I can barely keep up with this digital, hi-tech environment and am worried about how my angels will deal with the information overload and bombardment of communication. I worry about instant communication and virtual interaction with others and how they will be safe. The “stranger danger”of our days takes on a whole new meaning.
  • In my workplace I deal daily with the impact of electronic media on workplace dynamics and in psycho-social problems – this has its own set of pressures.
  • So empowering, thank you.
  • Just wanted to say THANK YOU so much for such a wonderful, easy to understand, informative talk this morning. It was well worth the drive down from Hilton. Am so excited about what I learnt.
  • I’m going straight home to sign up on Facebook so that I know what my children are doing.
  • I’ve learnt the importance of keeping the door to conversation with my children open.
  • I’m no longer paralysed by my fear of technology or social media.
  • Love the mantra to help my children protect themselves: One mind, one body, one reputation.
  • I had never thought about scenario planning with my children. It’s great idea.
  • We need to empower ourselves to empower our children. Thank you for the inspiration.
  • You have inspired me to think on my feet.
  • Thank you for teaching me how to protect my children.
  • I think it’s so exciting what’s out there for our children.
  • Thank you for reiterating the importance of family and the protection that family can provide.
  • You have inspired me to go home and be more present with my children.
[/fusion_text][fullwidth backgroundcolor=”” backgroundimage=”” backgroundrepeat=”no-repeat” backgroundposition=”left top” backgroundattachment=”scroll” video_webm=”” video_mp4=”” video_ogv=”” video_preview_image=”” overlay_color=”” overlay_opacity=”0.5″ video_mute=”yes” video_loop=”yes” fade=”no” bordersize=”0px” bordercolor=”” borderstyle=”” paddingtop=”20px” paddingbottom=”20px” paddingleft=”0px” paddingright=”0px” menu_anchor=”” equal_height_columns=”no” hundred_percent=”no” class=”” id=””][fusion_text]Nikki’s new book, Tech-Savvy Parenting, co-authored with Arthur Goldstuck, will be published by Bookstorm in July 2014.[/fusion_text][/fullwidth]
Print Friendly, PDF & Email
Contact Us

We're not around right now. But you can send us an email and we'll get back to you, asap.

0

Start typing and press Enter to search