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Parenting in the digital age is not easy. It’s no wonder that parents are feeling overwhelmed, anxious and exasperated. But it doesn’t have to be like this! Several of the UK's leading parenting experts have teamed up, with Consciously Digital Parents' Academy, to help parents get back in charge and prepare children for the digital future.
Learn how to make family life in the digital age calmer, easier and happier for parents and children alike.
Our internationally renowned instructors will help you navigate the challenges of 'digital parenting'.
Anastasia is a TEDx speaker, author of ‘Homo Distractus’, and founder of Consciously Digital, a London-based tech-life balance consultancy and digital wellbeing coach academy. Anastasia is a frequent speaker at global conferences, such as GSMA's Mobile World Congress. She has appeared numerous times in the national and international press, including BBC, ITV, Metro, Guardian etc. Her TEDx Talk has been viewed more than 150,000 times on Youtube.
Rubbi is a social media consultant and founder of Wild & Form Digital Ltd. Her mantra is ‘you control social, not the other way around’ and aims to challenge the social media narrative across the Business and Education sectors. She works with Primary and Secondary Schools, Colleges, Finance, Tech, Beauty, HR, Health & Wellbeing, and the Retail sectors to help them use social media intentionally. She did her first TEDx Talk in July 2019 on social media and mental health.
Noel is a learning and behaviour specialist, parenting advisor, and author of eight books, two of which have been Amazon UK bestsellers. Her latest book, ‘Calmer, Easier, Happier Screen Time’, offers parents much needed practical advice on how to wean children and teens off their screen dependency. By learning and practising the fool-proof methods that Noel has developed over many years of working with families, parents can get back in charge.
Isabelle is a mum of 3 and co-founder of Kinfo, an app for parents to share ideas for non-digital entertainment. She used to work in the corporate world, and so had limited quality time to spend with her family. She decided to launch Kinfo together with her husband because they felt frustrated by not having easy access to the wealth of information that parents share spontaneously every day about what is good for their children. Isabelle believes that screen bingeing should not be the only option for kids.
Paul Levy is a writer based in Brighton in the UK, a senior lecturer at the University of Brighton and an associate at the University of Warwick. Paul is the author of Digital Inferno and has been researching the impact of the digital world on our lives for over 15 years. He works with individuals, organisations and communities on how to make the best out of technology. He currently finishing a new book on on How we manage a balance between a digital lives and the natural world we live in.
Share your experience and learn from other parents around the world facing similar challenges as you get access to a private online Consciously Digital parents community throughout the course and keep your access after it. In addition to publishing all recordings of webinars, we share research-based articles on children's screentime, and our experts are happy to answer your private questions if we don't have to do so during the webinars.
Format: 12 days of 30-minute webinars over a month (Mondays, Tuesdays and Thursdays) + recordings + access to online parents' community.
Timing: 8:00 pm UK time / 9:00 pm CET / 3:00 pm US East Coast time / 12:00 noon US West Coast time
Week 1: Screen Time
Routines reduce resistance: how to create a realistic screen time schedule that brings out the best in all family members
What science says about screen time, why not all screen time is the same, and what parents should do
How to deal effectively with protests when parents start to set screen time limits. Why parents give in and allow more screen time than they think is right; how to stay strong and determined
Week 2: Responsible Tech Usage
What is responsible screen usage? Can you rely on your children and teens to be responsible? What should you warn them about? How and when to have conversations with your children and teens about responsible screen use. Ideas for online activities where children will be safe.
We'll explore two key ways to help your child best use social media and help contribute to a safer and more empowering digital world. T.H.I.N.K. and W.W.G.S. (What Would Granny Say) are models for encouraging smart, kind, and empowering social media usage. Learn which role models and influencers children should follow.
How to know when you can trust your child or teen to be sensible about screen use. We'll discuss development of children’s brains at different ages and how the ability to control their impulses changes over time. How parents can set up structures to help children and teens learn and practise self-control.
Week 3: Family Time
Does your partner share your values about screen time? In this session we'll discuss how to become a United Front with your partner so that your children take what you both say seriously.
How to wean children and teens off screen overuse: Family Time, helping your children rediscover enjoyment of many non-screen activities by themselves or with parents.
What are the best and healthiest ways to connect with friends and family online? How do we find that healthy balance between physical and digital connection? Explore the quality of your relationships on and offline.
Week 4: Developing Resilience and Other Qualities for the Future
Is learning or reading online vs offline different? How can parents help their children to learn better remotely? What to say to your children's school if they want pupils to use iPads for homework.
How to teach children of any age to entertain themselves without interrupting parents or using screens: the strategy of Independent Play, its many benefits.
Key qualities your child will need in the next 10 years and how to develop them. Emotional intelligence, adaptability, creativity and resilience in the digital age.
Please note that this is a preliminary schedule and it may change depending on instructors' availability.
Early bird valid until 25th May: £120 (£10 per webinar)
Regular price: £140 (£11.6 per webinar)
What's included: 12 live webinars + recordings + private online community for parents + opportunity to ask questions of our experts during the programme + membership in Kinfo app
Bonus: first 5 people who register will receive an e-book copy of Homo Distractus book by Dr Anastasia Dedyukhina
You'll be redirected to the payment page. After you paid, you will receive your Zoom link to webinars and access to the parents' community. If you aren't happy with the course at any time between the 1st and 25th June, we will be glad to issue a full refund if you give us constructive feedback on how we can improve the course.