70% of parents report concern about their children’s safety on screen media
Parents are seeking professionals and educators who understand what kids are up against offline and online.
Help your church better reach and serve more families by getting
*Screen Safety Certified* with our
"Serving families where they're at - online and offline"
Expert training for only $2200
With GKIS Certification you can expertly coach your youth and families for screen safety and psychological wellness
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10% off for 5-10 students, 15% off for 11-25 students, 20% off for 26 or more students
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Course content accessible on computer or smartphone
Created by Dr. Tracy Bennett
Screen Safety Expert, Mom, Psychologist
In partnership with Pastor Julie Morris
Episcopal Priest, Mom, Extraordinary Community Builder
Your GKIS Coach Training includes 30 lessons from our GKIS Screen Safety Essentials Course for Christian Families PLUS live coaching with GKIS Founder Dr. Tracy Bennett
Did you know?
86% of parents feel their teen spends too much time gaming
The average age of smartphone ownership is 10 years old & the average age of exposure to hardcore pornography is 11 years old
1 in 4 parents say their teen knows someone with depression & 1 in 10 know a peer who’s committed suicide
Most kids spend an average of 10 hours a day on their screens & 4 out of 5 tweens are on social media before age 12
For better or worse, social media is now a critical element of healthy teen socialization
Why this online course?
Kids spend time in virtual neighborhoods without supervision far more than they spend time in real-life neighborhoods with supervision
The manipulative design of screens captures attention. Bad actors online are expert at exploiting that.
“Digital injury” refers to harm resulting from screen use. Most parents are shocked to learn where injury potential lurks online
It’s a rare child who avoids digital injury without monitoring, advanced education, and support. School curriculums are too often “watered down” and don’t contain the messaging that supports family beliefs and values.
Dr. Bennett’s training course (with the help of Pastor Julie Morris) helps church leadership and youth leaders know how to teach the red flags of digital injury tied to Christian values. Dr. B did the research for her best-selling book Screen Time in the Mean Time, teaches at California State University, and has been treating digital injuries with families in her clinical practice for over 25 years.
Our GKIS Coach Training Course offers best practices from the psychological research and creative, real-world clinical secrets from Dr. B’s practice with the most challenging kids and teens complemented by Pastor Morris’s Christian Connection lessons.
Our course is right for you if your families...
Don't feel confident preparing their kids for gaming, social media, or internet use
Worry about child access to porn, predators, conspiracy theories, and cyberbullies
Are burned out on being the bad guys and want their kids to gain sound judgment and honest accountability
Are not sure what the risks of digital injury are and want to earn child respect when it comes to online expertise
Would like to facilitate screen safety and close family connection with a Christian-friendly framework
Dr. Bennett and Pastor Morris are not experts who are so out of touch they insist on a screen-free life or 100% virtual monitoring. They recognize that kids can’t always make sound decisions without the information they need to recognize risk and control their own impulses. Parents can’t do all of the work without jeopardizing a positive parent-child relationship.
Best screen practices must be taught, supervised, and managed – gradually with sensible flexibility and with Christian values in-mind. The GKIS Screen Safety Teachers Training Course offers your youth and families the opportunity to start taking accountability for themselves, proactive instead of reactive.
With our proven GKIS Course, your families won’t even realize the nightmares they’ll be avoiding. With your guidance, they’ll know how to best respond to distressing online situations. Plus, they’ll gain independent resilience and you’ll build a positive community alliance along the way. Dr. B believes that by teaching kids good coping skills on the front end, you can avoid costly psychotherapy sessions on the back end.
Isn’t that what we really want ?
Helping our families achieve harmony and safety on- and off-line
Connecting! Not disconnecting.
GKIS LEADERSHIP BONUS
ACCESS TO THE PRIVATE GKIS
SCREENAGE CONNECTED FAMILY FACEBOOK PAGE
- DIRECT ACCESS to Dr. Bennett for social support and extra tips and tricks as you go.
- BRAINSTORM novel solutions with other parents and share useful resources.
- FEEL INSPIRED by the progress of others, even when your brilliant little manipulators push back.
- GET ENERGIZED with the reassurance of other parents just like you. You may even spark some great friendships!
- YOU CHOOSE whether you need to be connected to a few friends for individual support or prefer to share openly on the forum, you’ll always have other VIP GKIS parents and Dr. B to rely on!
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How do I know if this coach training is for me?
If the youth you work with spend time on the internet, gaming, or on social media, then they’ll be facing a lot of risks online. Parents and kids don’t know all of them, because risks are surfacing everyday. With the help of my interns, Dr. Bennett has been studying them since the internet became a “thing.”
Your youth and families will also learn the best psychological wellness tools that Dr. B teaches in her practice at $250/hr. Not only will they be better informed, but with your coaching they will have the opportunity to build the complex problem-solving and psychological resilience necessary to thrive today’s complex world. Our Christian Coaching Course offers all of this with a strong spiritual and family foundation in mind. A GetKidsInternetSafe Certification demonstrates you have the training and expertise to better reach the families that need you and to better help them with what they are asking for.
What child ages does this course apply to?
The GKIS Coach Training Course for Christian Families is developed for families with school-aged children and teens. It covers topics that you won’t find free or in school programs. Dr B works with kids, teens, and families, so she has a lot of training and experience knowing what is appropriate for them to know. Feel free to email Dr. Bennett with questions.
How do I log in after I’ve bought the course?
Enter your Username/Email Address and Password and click “Log In”
Go to middle of the page and select “Screen Safety Essentials Course for Christian Families.” Voila! You should be on your Welcome Page.
What if our families are already out of control with social media? Are they too far gone?
It’s never too late, even with teens. GKIS strategies can be implemented immediately for positive change. As a GKIS-Certified coach, you”ll feel informed and empowered to counsel suffering youth and families.That’s competence, confidence, and empowerment that will ripple through your community to protect children for years to come. The change is honestly that profound!
Why is this coaching course so inexpensive?
Dr. B loves the families she works with and has been a child advocate her whole career. Rather than charge a lot for a few families, she went against expert advice and chose to charge a little for many. She’s spent her career treating digital injury. At 55 years old, she made a personal commitment toward prevention. A low price made sense to her to achieve that.
How long will it take?
This course contains 26 comprehensive lessons. You get access to all lessons at once. That way you can plan youth and family lessons at your own pace. We recommend 26 weekly lessons. Content is developed so you can create your own materials and videos credited as a GKIS Credentialed Screen Safety Expert (modeled after ours) or share ours directly with your community.
Dr. B believes that learning and appropriately applying prevention strategies will decrease the chance your families will end up in a psychologist’s office for treatment due to digital injury. One can’t unsee what has already been seen. With this course, your youth and families will be more likely to come to your spiritual leaders for help, recognizing that they are not alone facing risk online.
Don’t wait until after your families run into real, damaging trouble. Prevent digital injury, teach psychological wellness from a spiritual framework, and help your families let go of the parenting guilt. With our 100% satisfaction guarantee, you really can’t go wrong.
GROUP DISCOUNT PURCHASE OPTIONS FOR COACHES & FAMILIES
Can you tell me more about the training?
For more information, CLICK HERE for our discounted group pricing and Coach Training Curriculum Outline