Protect and prepare your children for a digital world

Join me next week at the Jo’Burg Child Welfare annual Parenting 101 workshop at 6pm on 16 July, where I will be presenting my talk, Tech-Savvy Parenting.  I will be joined by e-safety specialist, Mark Khoury, who will deal with the technical side of how to keep your children safe online or on a mobile device. This is an opportunity to give and learn at the same time.  All proceeds from ticket sales go to charity.  Here is a video excerpt from my talk.

PRESS RELEASE FROM CHILD WELFARE

Protecting your child from digital dangers

As parents we cannot deny that in our current society, the use of  digital technology has been deeply incorporated into every aspect of our lives – how we learn, how we work and especially how we socialise.  Research indicates that approximately 93% of children between the ages of 12 – 17 years are digitally active and exhibit a level of proficiency that makes it difficult for us as parents to protect them.

With so many reported cases of online crime against children, it is important to empower ourselves as parents to confidently navigate the online world with our kids, so that we are able to guide and impart vital knowledge that would allow them to be responsible users of the digital world.

In Nikki Bush’s Parenting 101 Workshop that will take place on 16 July 2015 at Grayston Preparatory School, she imparts essential guides and tips that will assist parents in bridging, the ever-growing digital divide with their children.

“In order for parents to be able to guide their children in this digital age, they have to be able to understand it. We need to take conscious, positive steps to help our children to develop both the high-tech and high-touch skills,” says inspirational speaker and best selling author – Nikki Bush

Tech-Savvy_ParentingHighly regarded among parents, educators and business people alike, Nikki has been  in the business of helping make sense of parenting and child development issues in a fast–changing world. Her recent book, Tech-Savvy Parenting, brings together the experience, research, observations and advice of her many years of expertise.

The Parenting 101 Workshop, brought to you by Jo’burg Child Welfare will provide you with insight and practical parenting guidelines for a plug-and-play world, from passive entertainment of the television to the interactive nature of gaming and Internet-linked computers, to the realm of social networking – often accessed via a smartphone.

“In today’s society, being digitally savvy is important for us as parents, especially with each new generation being born into an increasingly advanced and digital dependent world, “  said Nikki.

Tickets to the workshop cost only R250.00 per person and can be purchased at www.jhbchildwelfare.co.za or for more information please contact events@jhbwchildwelfare.co.za or telephone 011 298 8567.

All Proceeds from this event will go directly to Jo’burg Child Welfare.

About Jo’burg Child Welfare

jhb-child-logoJo’burg Child Welfare provides care services, adoption and fostering, abuse treatment and prevention, rights advocacy and learning to children and their families across Johannesburg.

The JCW centres are:

  • Princess Alice Adoption Home (round the clock care for abandoned babies)
  • Othandweni Family Care Centre (full time care for children aged 0-18)
  • Thembalethu (Life Skills and economic empowerment for young women)
  • Elton John Masibambisane Centre (for orphaned and vulnerable children and their families)

Jo’burg Child Welfare directly and indirectly reaches, some 45 000 orphaned, vulnerable and abused children, annually. It works closely and beneficially with some 68 Gauteng community-based organisations and is steadfast in its record of good governance over its 105-year existence.

www.jhbchildwelfare.org.za   JoburgChildWelfare   @JHBChildWelfare

 

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