Keeping Young People Safe in a Digital World
James Beck from the Parenting Place came to East Taieri Church to present a workshop to parents and caregivers about the changing brains, bodies and social lives of our young people and the challenges they face especially in regards to technology. James offered some practical advice and suggested the following helpful resources:
Dealing with pornography www.fightthenewdrug.org
The Parenting Place ‘The Big Weekend’ CD set $25, narrated by Perta Bagust and Pio Terei. Starts conversations about topics like sex and puberty, preparing children for the teen years ahead.
A new series from the Parenting Place called ‘How to talk about!’ The series will include articles, videos and infographics to help parents navigate those milestone conversations over the years – starting school, first phone, sex, alcohol and drugs and more.
Vodafone resource about internet safety- digi-parenting.co.nz
Parenting App-Our Pact: ourpact.com
Toolbox Parenting Courses (for 6 weeks)- specifically designed for tweens and teens. Contact Leeanne firstname.lastname@example.org to find out when the next course is on.
The following books are available at the East Taieri Church library:
‘Right Click-Parenting your teenager in a digital media world.’ By Kara Powell, Art Bamford & Brad M Griffin
‘Sticky Faith-Everyday ideas to build lasting faith in your kids.’ By Dr Kara E Powell & Dr Chap Clark
‘Sex with Attitude-A relationship handbook’