Navigating the Virtual Playground:Healthy Choices & Worrisome Pitfalls for Today’s Youth

 

Presenter: Alison Feigh, Program Director at the Jacob Wetterling Resource Center

Tuesday, October 25th

6:30 PM

Hudson Middle School

This event is sponsored by the Hudson School District and Hudson Community Foundation

For more information contact Hudson Middle School at 715.377.3820

For more information about Alison Feigh, the Jacob Wetterling Resource Center and the Gundersen National Child Protection Training Center go to http://www.gundersenhealth.org

“The online highway can have some steep learning curves for students and 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 navigating these tools so that their empathy and sense of self can also grow and develop.” – Alison Feigh

During the day, Feigh will talk to students about how to play it safe online and in cyberspace. She will talk about making healthy choices online and about the dangers found there. The idea is to alert students to risky behaviors and warning signs they should be aware of.

In the evening family session, Feigh will cover some of the same information for families. It will also cover information on how to maintain a continuous conversation as a family regarding online safety. Parents are encouraged to bring their children so everyone hears the same message.

The Hudson Community Foundation first brought Feigh to Hudson last spring for a community forum about this topic. Hudson Middle School staff who attended were impressed by they heard and wanted to bring her back to speak directly to students.

 

This event is sponsored by the Hudson School District and Hudson Community Foundation

For more information contact Hudson Middle School at 715.377.3820

For more information about Alison Feigh, the Jacob Wetterling Resource Center and the Gundersen National Child Protection Training Center go to http://www.gundersenhealth.org