Schedule a webinar or presentation with Dr. B for your students!
(Their parents will LOVE you for it!)
Dr. Tracy Bennett, Founder of GetKidsInternetSafe, is a Screen Safety Expert and Licensed Clinical Psychologist who has been in private practice for over 25 years treating kids, teens, adults, and families. She has also taught clinical psychology, addiction studies, parenting, and directed studies at California State University Channel Islands for over 17 years.
She recognizes how critical it is to take a developmental perspective regarding screen safety. Her programs are matched to her audience and designed for an interpersonal, interactive delivery to enhance the verbal and critical thinking skills of each participant. She finds that she learns from them just as they learn for her.
**Participants are guaranteed to leave with a sensible, effective toolbox geared for student/parent mastery of strategies for screen safety and socioemotional wellness.
CONNECTING CREATIVELY & SAFELY ONLINE
Screen Challenges Typical of Elementary School: Developmentally, elementary-age children are onboarding socioemotional skills and the academic basics with the warm and encouraging support of parents, caregivers, and teachers. Older elementary-school kids are building on those basics and gradually gaining independence. Screen time helps them with these critical developmental tasks, but they must be protected and monitored to avoid inappropriate content and unhealthy screen use. Digital citizenship lessons are a good start.
Objective for the Webinar: In this webinar, Dr. B offers expert education to students, focusing on how to use good judgment when exploring online neighborhoods. By helping them understand that their behavior online is as important to manage as their behavior offline, she encourages kids to start an important screen safety dialogue with their parents.
“Our 6th graders thought they’d learned everything about digital safety, but after listening to Dr. Bennett they realized there was much more to know. As a teacher, I appreciated the slides about the misconceptions regarding multitasking. I was able to adjust my teacherly response to include facts about multitasking for students who believed they could draw and listen to lectures at the same time. Thanks for the knowledge Dr. B!”
Malaika Boyer, 6th Grade Teacher
“Dr. Bennett helped our 4th and 5th graders think about technology as a tool for learning and entertainment AND take care of their online identity and digital safety. They learned how to carve out plenty of time in offline “neighborhoods” with friends and family.”
Jessica Riche, Principal
SANTA MONICA ALTERNATIVE SCHOOL
SCREEN TRAPS & HOW TO AVOID THEM
Screen Challenges Typical of Middle School: Developmentally, tweens and teens are turning on to finding their tribe and creating a unique, independent identity. They start to move away from parent-defined behavior and toward peer-defined behavior. They love following trends and celebrity culture and are easily influenced by others Screen time helps them with these critical developmental tasks, often to the point of distraction. Teens often intentionally access inappropriate content with little regard for stranger danger.
Objective for the Webinar: In this webinar, Dr. B offers expert education to students and parents about the types of digital injuries and how to prevent them with sensible, developmentally-sound strategies. She also introduces them to the idea of creating a positive digital footprint, challenging them to consider future consequence (a skill they have not yet mastered).
“Dr. Bennett provided our 7th grade class with an informative, age-appropriate, expansive look at the ways social media can impact their lives and helped them better understand some of the pitfalls to avoid on their digital journeys. She held the attention of our 200+ students for an entire period and left them with applicable tools to engage social media responsibly. We look forward to working with Dr. Bennett again in the future.”
MAKING YOUR DIGITAL FOOTPRINT WORK FOR YOU
Screen Challenges Typical of High School: Developmentally, high schoolers are starting to focus on gaining independence, college-readiness, and career development. They are on-loading complex abstract thought and tackling morality issues that impact their community. Parents often struggle to support their new-found independence while staying influential and connected.
Objective for the Webinar: Offer expert education to students about avoiding digital injury while creating a digital footprint that works for them for college and career. As a bonus, Dr. B offers psychological wellness tools to optimize mental health!
DEPRESSION & ANXIETY AMONG ADOLESCENTS: PSYCHOLOGICAL WELLNESS STRATEGIES
Mental Health Challenges Among Teens: 20% of teens will experience depression before they are adults. Teen suicide is the third leading cause of death among youth 10 to 24 years of age. Most clinicians agree that screen issues are commonly a contributing factor.
Objective for the Webinar: Offer expert information about how our virtual lives impact mental health and contribute to digital injury. Dr. B offers teen-tested psychological wellness strategies that she has tested over 25 years of clinical practice.
Consider coordinated messaging with a same-day student webinar(s) + parent webinar package!
“Thank you so much for such an incredible presentation. Your warmth, professionalism, and credibility threaded beautifully throughout the talk. Internet safety has the potential to put all parents on edge, especially those who have already seen the negative impact of screen use on their children. We, as parents, can become so overwhelmed with the task of monitoring these activities and all feel we have fallen short in some manner. You provided such a lovely direction to maximize safety through collaborative communication and gave parents helpful tools to navigate this world. It can be a fine line to straddle between understanding the many pitfalls of technology and avoiding adding to the parents’ guilt in not managing screen usage well. No parent does it perfectly and you provided grace, which is always needed.”
Director, Jamestown Community College Liberty Partnerships Program
Dr. Tracy Bennett frequently appears on radio, podcasts, and television as a Screen Safety Expert. She is a psychologist, a mom, and a realist. She not only treats families in her practice, but she has three kids of her own. Her warm relatable style makes the information easy to understand and her sensible strategies are easy to implement for immediate results.
Ask Dr. Bennett
All of us are addicted to our screens. What are your tips for screen sanity?
How can we as a corporation help our employees become more productive?
What are your top three concerns about screen risk? Top three benefits?
Parents report that their kids come unglued when they try to manage their screens. Does that mean they’re addicted? What can parents do about that?
The FBI reports that on-screen child sexual abuse is at an all-time high, what are your best tips for safety and prevention of harm?
Do screens help kids learn or are they a distraction? Does screen-free parenting harm child learning potential?
The terms of agreement for social media platforms is 13 years old, yet 4 out of 5 tweens are on social media before the age of 12. Why do parents let that happen? Is it a big deal or is it a real safety concern for kids?
Is sexting the new sexual norm? What impact will that have on this generation?
We are the loneliest population despite being highly connected online. What are the risks and benefits of virtual connection?