|It's hard to believe that summer is over, the kids are back to school, and vacation memories are already fading. Time to start thinking about fall and all the exciting opportunities that lie ahead after these hot, lazy months. And, if you're a parent, we've got an opportunity you won't want to miss:
JOIN US SEPTEMBER 18TH AT 2 PM PST
DEMYSTIFYING THE INTERNET
TO EMPOWER YOUR FAMILY
Most of us couldn't last a day without the internet, and now we have at least a generation of children that are online from an early age. Despite the amazing convenience and benefits of living our lives online, many parents worry that their kids are safe as they use this powerful but sometimes dangerous tool.
We've rounded up some of the top experts in the country to present a panel discussion on internet safety and digital family empowerment.
The discussion breaks into two parts. The first is an overview and response to many current online issues, from sextortion to bullying, pornography, disinformation and inappropriate content. How can you keep your kids safe? How do you recognize dangerous content? How can you avoid the inevitable friction with your kids over parental control?
The second half of the program is about empowering your kids to become healthy and confident digital citizens with critical thinking skills. Parents will be equipped with the tools that can guide your kids into a healthy relationship with technology so that they can become responsible online adults.
Tami Bhaumik Larry Magid Trisha Prauhu
Tami Bhaumik is the Vice President of Civility and Partnerships at Roblox where she spearheads the platform's digital civility initiative. To establish healthy and safe communities, Tami is focused on providing kids, teens, parents, and caregivers with skills needed to create positive online experiences, in partnership with leading global safety and industry organizations. With over 25 years of experience, she has successfully fostered supportive communities in a variety of industries through leading the growth of multiple Silicon Valley startups and is an active board member at leading safety institutions. Tami graduated with a BA from the University of California, Berkeley.
Larry Magid, Ed. D, is a technology journalist and an Internet safety advocate. He is CEO and co-founder of ConnectSafely.org and hosts the twice weekly Connect Safely Report on CBS News Radio. He is a columnist for the Mercury News. He served for 20 years as the on-air technology analyst for CBS News and 19 years as a syndicated columnist for the Los Angeles Time. He has a doctorate of education from the University of Massachusetts and a Bachelor's degree from the University of California at Berkeley.
Trisha Prabhu is the 22-year-old inventor of ReThink, a patented app that stops cyberbullying before the damage is done. From email to social media, ReThink detects offensive messages and gives users a chance to "ReThink:" sending them. For her work with ReThink, Trisha was named a Google Science Fair Global Finalist and selected to present ReThink at the White House. Most recently, she was named to Forbes 30 Under 30 Social Impact list. She is a graduate of Harvard University and was recently selected as a US Rhodes Scholar.
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|SHEHEROES STEM CAREER PATH CURRICULUM
Thanks to our sponsor, Truist Bank, SheHeroes has developed its first curriculum to help guide girls into discovering how their current interests can take them into fulfilling and exciting STEM career paths. These materials can be used independently by students, or taught by teachers in the classroom.
By engaging in these lessons, students will take a deep dive not only to learn about a wide range of possible STEM careers, but to also discover themselves in the process. There are 4 individual units—The Creators, The Explorers, The Observers and The Analysts. Each unit stands alone and taps into different natural personal traits or qualities a student may identify with to engage them into a deeper exploration of the exciting careers they might enjoy. Click HERE to view the curriculum.
MEET YOUR SHEHERO MEDICAL PANEL
Last month we were delighted to host our first Medical Career Panel featuring Dr. Verna Gibbs, a surgeon with the San Francisco VA Hospital, and Dr. Susan desJardins, a pediatric cardiologist at Orlando Health Arnold Palmer Hospital for Children. You can CLICK HERE to watch the video.
We had a fascinating conversation full of information about pursuing a career in medicine. We covered everything from how to find your area of specialization, how to pay for your studies, and the different paths and opportunities to becoming a doctor. Dr. desJardins took the unusual route of joining the military to offset the costs. If you'd love to pursue a career in medicine but feel daunted about how and where to get started, much less how to pay for it, you won't want to miss this!
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News Girls Can Use
It's the great rush back into the classroom for kids all over the country, so here's some useful information for parents and teachers:
2022 Back to School Articles for Teachers & Parents
For Parents: Back to School? Start Smart!
Back to School: Helping Kids Adjust
Back to School Covid Guidance