WAKEFIELD - Screen-time limits. Tik Tok. Parental controls. Do you need some guidance? On Monday, November 15, 2021 at 7 p.m., Wakefield Public Schools’ Parent University program will offer “Social Media, Tech Trends, and Your Student: A conversation with internet safety expert Katie Greer.”

Having worked at both the Massachusetts Attorney General’s Office and the Massachusetts State Police, internet-safety expert Katie Greer recognizes that parents want to better understand the boundaries (and opportunities!) of technology. In this webinar, she will guide caregivers on how their children can use the internet in a safer, more productive way, from recognizing health traps to protecting themselves with privacy precautions.

Caregivers will learn about:

Updates on the latest tech trends including popular apps, social networking trends, gaming, sexting, and more

Social media age limitations - and how often kids are breaking them

Privacy settings, location services, check-ins: Are your devices set-up safely?

Advice for having real conversations with your child to foster a positive online experience for your family, with suggested restrictions and rules

Digital health check-in: Is your family doing a good job balancing life and technology?

Smartphones & Age: What's the average age kids get smartphones? Are there alternatives? Is there a right age for kids to get smartphones?

This virtual session will be held via Zoom using meeting ID: 831 0832 0880 and passcode: 028833.

Wakefield Public Schools Parent University, launched in 2014, provides social-emotional, technology, and academic workshops for caregivers of students in the community. Originally an in-person day of programming, recent outreach has been virtual with keynotes and interactive workshops held throughout the year.

Get more information about

Wakefield’s Parent University at https://sites.google.com/site/


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