Join us for a presentation from the Jacob
Wetterling Resource Center

Navigating the Virtual Playground: Healthy
Choices and Worrisome Pitfalls for Today’s Youth
Harriet Bishop PTO Meeting
April 20, 2023 – 6:00pm-7:15pm
Cyberbullying + Texting + Screen Time + Toxic Images = Yikes! As technology grows and adapts, children are
growing and adapting right along with it. The online highway can have some steep learning curves for students
and for parents. Youth can find themselves in over their head as technology choices move faster than their
developmental abilities. Technology isn’t a bad thing, but young people need help in navigating this tool so that
their empathy and sense of self can also grow and develop. This presentation details the risks students are facing,
and practical, positive ways that adults can respond.
Learning Objectives

  1. Identify the challenges that occur when developing brains and screen time collide.
  2. Understand how grooming is used in online exploitation cases with a specific focus on the attention/affection
  3. Build a safety net of 5 trusted adults for each child or youth in their care.

Meeting Agenda

  1. Welcome (Alison)
  2. Board Elections (Alison)
  3. Upcoming Events
    a. Teacher Appreciation May 8-12
    b. Twins Night – May 12
    c. Family Fun Night – May 19
  4. Volunteer Needs
  5. Jacob Wetterling Resource Center Presentation
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