Topics to be Covered
- Understanding the dangers and dynamics of silence and inaction in the face of injustice and mistreatment of others, and the remedies.
- How we can teach and nurture empathy in children — the foundation for perspective taking, moral character, moral courage, healthy relationships, and resilience.
- Differences between Millennials and iGen — the new challenges kids growing up today are facing and how we can best guide and support them.
- Addressing the “in-person deficit” — the consequences of dramatic changes in how kids are communicating and “socializing” with peers and others, as texting and social media replace many “in-person” relationship experiences.
- Confronting the new “mental health crisis” — the rise in rates of depression, loneliness, and suicide among youth.
- The increase in peer mistreatment, online and offline, and how to teach children the skills they need to be Upstanders.
- Teaching digital citizenship — how parents and educators can give kids the knowledge and skills they need to make safe, ethical choices online and find balance in their digital lives.
For Questions or More Information:
Michele Borba, Ed.D., internationally recognized educator; expert on child development, parenting, and how to teach empathy to kids; author of numerous books translated into 18 languages, including UnSelfie: Why Empathetic Kids Succeed in Our All-About-Me World.
Clint Smith, Writer; Teacher; Researcher; Author of Counting Descent and frequent contributor to The New Yorker, Harvard Educational Review, and other publications.
Jean M. Twenge, Ph.D., Researcher; Professor of Psychology at San Diego State University; author of Generation Me and iGen: Why Today’s Super-Connected Kids are Growing Up Less Rebellious, More Tolerant, Less Happy — and Completely Unprepared for Adulthood.
Diana Graber, M.A. in Media Psychology & Social Change; media producer; Co-Founder, CyberWise; Founder, Cyber Civics; and author of the forthcoming book, CYBERCIVICS: A Parent’s Guide to Helping Kids Build a Healthy Relationship with Technology.