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Hello and welcome to The Digital Zen Podcast.

I'm your host, Helen Roe.

 

The digital landscape is changing the way we love, live, parent and teach.

On this podcast I'll be talking with experts and thought leaders around the globe, sharing insights and advice to help you live calmer and happier with tech and the young teens in your life. 

 

Now, Get Ready for some Zen.

 

Jun 8, 2018

 

Rachel Downie is an educator and social entrepreneur who has worked in public and private school settings for over 20 years.

She now workshops with students, teachers and parents in school communities in Australia, to tackle issues of bullying and harm, eSafety, cyber wellness and personal safety.

She educates through two organisations she has founded: Stymie, an anonymous online reporting system for use in schools nationally and Bravely, which focuses on raising confident girls.

 

Here's just some of what we cover in this episode:

  • What Stymie is and how it can help your teen at school.
  • Why teens are device literate but not digital literate and the challenges that creates for them and you.
  • Free Resources to help you have more empowering conversations with your teen about how they are consuming digital media.
  • What happens to a teen's Emotional Intelligence when they are online.
  • How to create your own Digital Values to guide and support your family.
  • Why we need a Culture of Care in schools today and what it looks like.
  • Two great pieces of advice that you can implement right now to offer some Zen in your life.

 

Further Resources:

Rachel Downie’s website

Stymie Anti Bullying for schools website

ESafety Commissioner Conversation Starters

Family Zone Cyber Safety