I'm thinking of starting a video mini series that educates parents (and a subset of adults that look after children) on the ins and outs of parenting their child in a world where social media is so prevalent.
What topics/realms of interest would you like to see covered if I were to do such a thing?
Is this something you'd be willing to support financially/donate to? I would be doing it with or without funding, though funding would allow me to make it a little more polished.
Already I have some ideas related to keeping their child safe from predators re: Tik Tok and Snapchat
Also, please boost?
@brandon I think it sounds like a good idea, but I'd take care with how you promote it. There are quite a few people out there that will take issue with a 25 year old with no kids assuming he can "educate" them on "parenting their child" anywhere. Maybe something more like informing parents regarding online threats to their children, and ways to mitigate them?
@mike Are you saying that there exists fragile egos that *some* parents hold regarding their parenting abilities
I'll certainly have to account for that. I planned being completely transparent about how I don't have kids, but that that's not the point :P
@mike The content suggestion is essentially what the miniseries was supposed to be.
It's designed to give an overview of what the average parent needs to worry about with a given social media platform as well as what type of content that parents should be wary of
@brandon Another thing would be the apps that hide what they really are. ex. calculator app that is actually serves another purpose, with intentions of keeping stuff hidden from parents etc.
Our DA use to cover some of these topics, and honestly it was underrated.
I think it's worth a mention but I'm not into helicopter parenting. If a child/an adolescent feels like they have to hide something from their parents, it's probably because their parents taught them that there's a reason to hide those things.
When I tackle that subject, I'll be sure to advocate caution with how close they intend to observe their children
@brandon Yeah everything in moderation, it's a good approach.
@brandon predators are certainly a danger, but the software itself is predatory. Even if we aren't targeted by human users (enabled by software), the software itself is designed with dark patterns to increase engagement and addiction. Some more focus on that would likely enlighten everyone.
That I do understand and I'll probably talk about but I certainly don't want to make that a focus as I feel it's only a component of online safety
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