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Our Kids Online Parent Evening Kāpiti
Te Raukura ki Kāpiti, Coastlands Theatre, Paraparaumu, Kapiti Coast
TUE 05 MAR 7:00 P.M. - 9:00 P.M.
We want our school to be a safe place. Because of the rapidly changing times, our tamariki are growing up in, and the mounting challenges and harms they are facing online we need to start talking about and tackling this as a community. As such, Kāpiti College has organised Filmmaker, Author and Speaker Rob Cope, producer of the documentary "Our Kids Online" to come and give what promises to be a humorous and eye-opening evening talk to our parent community. His talk will cover: Cyberbullying - How bullies can reach our kids 24/7 Social media - How social media is affecting the mental health in 3 out of 5 children. FOMO, depression, anxiety. Gaming and the developing brain – An oversupply of dopamine leading to dopamine deficiency, synaptic pruning, and the underdevelopment of social skills and empathy Naked Selfies - The pressure to send nudes from intermediate up through high school Online predators - The methods they use, how to spot them. Online porn vs healthy sexuality - How consuming online pornography as a child or teen can create a sexual template where violence, aggression, and dominance are seen as normal and consent can become very blurry Solutions Filters - Which filters are best and how to install them Smartphones - How to lock down a smartphone to make it a safe phone Boundaries - How to put good boundaries in place around device use 3 golden rules - The 3 golden rules that will keep your kids safe Talking to your kids - How to have difficult conversations with your kids Challenging our own phone and device usage - Reconnecting as a family. Ticket includes a glass of bubbles upon arrival for each 18+ ticketholder. We would request that at least one adult from each family attend, this topic is too big for us not to pay attention. "We need to tackle this as a community so that all of our kids are safe. When I protected my kids online, I also protected yours, so please, please protect your kids online so that you are also protecting mine" Rob Cope