Virtual Internet Safety & Digital Literacy for Parents/Caregivers 2021-2022 - Free Event
This FREE session will help parents and caregivers to proactively understand the enabling power of technology and mobile communications, but also how to mitigate the sometimes unintended consequences of high risk or undesirable online behaviour.

This webinar serves as a 101 introduction on the many different subjects for families staying safe and private online. We address the immediate concerns and solutions caregivers can implement to raise digitally literate adults.

Topics will include:
• Research on the positives and negatives the internet provides
• Challenges youth today face online
• Technology as a distraction
• Media overconsumption
• Online predators
• Challenges parents and caregivers face
• Each person’s personal digital footprint
• How online information is collected and used
• Opportunities technology provides
• Data tracking & collection
• App privacy
• Personal online legal consequences
• Concerning signs to look for
• Sleep concerns
• Account management
• Exploitation
• Nudes and sexting.

*Please note: A recording of this session will be available for 48hrs after the live event has concluded. Future student sessions will be offered later in the school year.

* Meeting Link will be sent out 24 hours in advance

Date: Wednesday, September 29, 2021
Time: 7:00 - 9:00pm
Location/ address: Zoom

Suitable for: Parents and Caregivers only

Application deadline: September 26th

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Parent/Caregiver First Name: *
Parent/Caregiver Last Name: *
Parent Email: *
Parent Phone Number: *
Total number of parents/caregivers attending (this application is for 1 family) *
Learning Group Code of Conduct and Cancellation Policy:
Learning Group (LG) Code of Conduct, Acknowledgement of Risk, and Cancellation Policy:
-I acknowledge that I have read and agree to adhere to the LG Code of Conduct and HCOS Policies and Procedures throughout my/our participation in this event.
-I will communicate with my support teacher and/or school that I have applied to participate in this Learning Group opportunity. I understand that my participation and work completed may count towards my child’s academic content and competency development, and that my support teacher welcomes my communication about the LG activity.
-Fees are based upon school affiliation at the time of application and I, as the applicant, am responsible to ensure sufficient funds are available.
-Upon submission of application for this event, Learning Group fees are non-refundable. Alternate arrangements may be made to have another student take my child's place, provided adequate notice, approval, space permits. Please consult with the event coordinator.
-I authorize the Learning Group coordinator and/or instructor to administer first aid and/or attend to medical situations that may arise, if required.
-To best support students that may benefit from Universal Supports in a group setting, I authorize the Learning Group coordinator/and or instructor to contact my support teacher.
-Please note: It is very important to disclose all pertinent information about areas where your child may experience challenges in a group setting. If information is withheld during the application process and later discovered, it may not be possible for HCOS to offer the necessary supports, and your child may be asked to leave the program.
-Acknowledgement of Risk: HCOS does not require nor endorse students participating in activities with increased levels of risk to fulfill course requirements, nor does the school assume any liability for injury or death while engaged in course activities. Therefore if a student chooses to participate, they acknowledge and understand the nature of the activity and the level of risk involved. Families must ensure that they have appropriate insurance to cover student participation, as HCOS does not provide insurance coverage for students.
I agree to the Terms and Conditions as listed above. *
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