Understanding & Developing the Strategies to Build Digital Resilience in an ever Changing World

Presented by: Martine Oglethorpe

Teacher PD Event Information: 6 Teacher PD Hours

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Program Description

As young people become immersed in the digital world for learning, information, entertainment and socialisation, there can be no denying the role that technology plays in their lives, and as such, their social and emotional wellbeing. With rising rates of anxiety and depression, with issues of distraction and overuse threatening to overwhelm so many, we must be sure to tackle this space if we are to make any inroads in addressing these issues.

Because on one hand it is a world that connects us. And yet it is a world that can disconnect us. It is a world where a young person can find solace. And yet it is a world where a young person can be bullied, excluded and harassed. It is a world where self-esteem can thrive with likes and comments. And yet it is a world that can tear apart a struggling self-esteem with those same likes and comments. It is a world where notions of public and private are often intertwined and where reality is often distorted.

So herein lies our challenge and the focus of this workshop. How can we ensure that our young people are getting the most from the digital world whilst avoiding the risks to their personal safety and their mental health. We will look at understanding the challenges faced by young people as well as those experienced by educators and parents. This workshop will use case studies, latest research, relevant technology and effective strategies to help young people interact, experience, process and think critically, to focus on building self-esteem and a digital resilience to see them through adolescence and beyond.

Event Details:

  16th November, 2017
  9.30am - 3.30pm (Reg. from 8.30am)

Karstens Conference Centre

123 Queen St, Melbourne

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  Target Audience: Upper Primary Teachers/Secondary Teachers.
  $306.90 GST Incl.

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About the Presenter

Martine Oglethorpe is a mother to 5 boys with a background in secondary education and A Masters in Counselling. Through her personal and professional work with families raising children today, she recognises the important role technology plays in the social and emotional wellbeing of young people. She has passionate interest in helping families to safely navigate the modern world of parenting in a way that offers understanding as well as practical and realistic strategies. Martine is an accredited speaker with the Office of the eSafety Commissioner and has presented to numerous parent groups, schools and teachers.

Regular workshops with young people also ensures Martine has the most relevant and up to date information and perspective on what it means to be a child growing up today.

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