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Katie Greer program
Schimelpfenig and Hendrick Middle Schools would like to invite you to hear from Katie Greer, who instructs hundreds of thousands of parents, teachers, administrators, and law enforcement officials on Internet Safety and a variety of other issues pertaining to technology safety and responsibility. 

Parents, Organizations and Communities
Our kids are doing WHAT? What can I do to protect them? What apps should I be worried about? Is social networking safe? Is my child being cyberbullied? What’s texting? Sexting? What’s next? It’s often overwhelming being a parent today in our technology-driven society. Keeping up with the latest trends and dangers can often seem like an impossible task. Katie will help you navigate the digital waters and let you know what’s new, what’s now, and what’s next when it comes to your children and technology, and provides parents with proactive initiatives to keep kids safe.

The following is an example of what is covered during this session:
Updates on the latest technology trends and dangers
*Apps
*Social networks
*Device trends
*Latest concerns

Social media:
*What’s the latest?
*Age limitations and restrictions
*Rules and tracking
*Privacy settings
*Geo tracking
*Who are kids connecting with
*Social media for good

Digital Tattoos
*Implications – good and bad – of chronicling our lives online
*Teaching our kids to use latest tools responsibly

Interactive gaming: Tips for safe gaming

Case examples and real life implications

Cell phones/smartphones/devices:
*Trends
*Things to watch out for
*Sexting

Cyberbullying laws and legislation: What do they mean? What are the implications? What’s coming up and how do we prepare?

Overview of what message Katie sends to students

Rules and regulations:
*Proactive steps to make sure your kids are safety using technology
*Tools to help you be prepared to help foster a positive online experience for your family
*Suggested restrictions and rules

Q&A: Parents are encouraged to asked questions throughout, and the program will end with an open forum allowing parents more time to ask specific questions
 

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