Promoting Conversation and Understanding
to Help Keep Kids Safe Online
Presented by psychologist Dr. Rachel Kramer
And “Turning Life On” founder Adrienne Principe.
Elementary and middle school aged kids are spending time online engaging with many different apps, games, and websites from Fortnight to YouTube. Recent research has uncovered widespread use of these sites by sexual predators whose goal is to gain access to children. These predators are sophisticated in the ways they communicate with children, build trust, and then shift to requests, shame and threats.
Join psychologist Dr Rachel Kramer and Turning Life On Founder Adrienne Principe to learn more about what is actually going on, and what parents can do to keep their kids safe online. Parents will learn practical tips they can implement right now and ways to discuss these concerns with their children. The presentation will center around ways of promoting ongoing communication with your child about their online activity and what children should do if they or their friends encounter an unhealthy online interaction.
About our presenters:
For over two decades Dr. Rachel Kramer has maintained a private practice in Pediatric Psychology in Concord, MA. She offers a variety of services for preschoolers, children, adolescents, and their
families including psychotherapy - with a focus on cognitive behavior therapy (CBT); consultation; and parent coaching, training and education. In addition to providing psychotherapy for children and adolescents, Dr. Kramer enjoys consulting with families and coaching parents regarding how to best support children's growth and development. She also teaches parenting seminars for local schools and community groups. Dr. Kramer is the mother of three children.
Adrienne Principe is the co-founder of Concord Promise and the founder of Turning Life On, an online platform for uniting parents around healthy technology use. With a clear understanding of the latest research regarding technology and child development, Adrienne works with parents, educators and community leaders to bring thoughtful strategies for managing screens into both homes and schools. She is a member of the Screens in Schools Working Group for the Children’s Screen Time Action Network and writes for the Family Online Safety Institute. Adrienne is also a regular contributor on the Podcast “Live Above the Noise” with developmental and educational psychologist Dr. Rob Reiher. Adrienne recently received her Family Coaching Certificate from the University of New Hampshire and will began working directly with individual families later this year.
Free and open to all interested adults, especially parents, grandparents and caregivers!
DATE/TIME: Tuesday evening March 10, 2020 from 7:00 to 9:00 PM
LOCATION: Willard Elementary School Auditorium, 185 Powder Mill Road, West Concord
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