To say that 2020 has been a challenging year, filled with gnarly twists and turns, would be an understatement. In my many decades on this planet, seldom did I wake up wondering if another shoe was going to drop on the world stage any minute. Be it the pandemic, unemployment, violence, wildfires, hurricanes, quarantined nations – and perhaps most daunting — online learning, this year was a cornucopia of bad news. In fact, if it were a movie, it would be described as “a dystopian, surreal and macabre fictional account of a world gone mad.” No one could have written such a script and considered it even marginally possible.
Yet, in fact, this has not been a good year for most of us. We all know someone that has been struck by COVID-19, or lost a job. We all know families overwhelmed with helping their children learn while using technology that perhaps seemed threatening and intimidating. How many of us had children or grandchildren stuck at home – tethered to a laptop for their classes?
To that end, A Wired Family needed to change our social media program to accommodate the new reality. Never did I think or want our training to leverage the same technology that we believe to be already over-used by teens and tweens. Yet, the real value of technology is the ability to deliver information that cannot be provided in-person. Technology certainly does have its place.
As such, we spent 4 months writing and producing programs for students, parents, and staff at schools and other organizations to understand how to manage the technology in the lives of children.
This video provides a brief preview of these new online programs.
We hope that you find this training helpful during these unique times. Let us know how we can help.
Is it right now
Yes. The program is available through your local schools. There is a parent and student version. Schools may order the program by emailing: firstname.lastname@example.org.