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Online Predators, Cyberbullying, and Sexting: Creative Strategies to Keep Your Child Safe Online.

August 5th, 2011

Are your worried about your child’s exposure to violence and age inappropriate media? Are you concerned that they may be exposed to images and information they are not ready to handle? Are you concerned about your child being cyberbullied or joining others and using technology to bully their peers? Are you scared that an online predator may be interacting with your child? You are not alone.

  • Three out of four children (77 %) ages three to seventeen used the Internet at home. -Child Trends Data Bank
  • Thirty-four percent (34%) had an unwanted exposure to sexual material — pictures of naked people or people having sex.- Crimes Against Children Research Center
  • 75% of children are willing to share personal information online about themselves and their family in exchange for goods and services.- eMarketer
  • One in seven youth online (10 to 17-years-old) received a sexual solicitation or approach over the Internet. -National Center for Missing & Exploited Children
  • Only approximately 27% of children who encountered a sexual approach or solicitation told a parent or adult. – Crimes Against Children Research Center
  • More than 1 in 3 young people have experienced cyberthreats online.-i Safe Foundation
  • Over half of young people do not tell their parents when cyberbullying occurs. -i Safe Foundation

Invite Dr. Laura Dessauer to share with your agency, organization, or school her dynamic presentation:

Online Predators, Cyberbullying, and Sexting: Toto We’re Not in Kansas Anymore! 5 Creative Strategies to Keep Your Child Safe Online.

Do you think your child is too young to be exposed to online violent and sexually explicit material? Statistics suggest your child may be exposed to negative influences of online media at an early age!
This presentation will cover specific creative strategies you can implement in your home to improve your child’s online safety.

To book Laura to speak contact or call (941)540-8498.

Can’t book Laura to speak, but you want some online strategies to help your child? Click here to read more:

“All Hail the Queen!” What other organizations are saying about speaking events with Dr. Laura Dessauer

“Thank YOU so much for joining us and for sharing your knowledge and energy with us. As I was collecting papers at the end, several  women told me they found you to be a great speaker, they wanted more, and  they’d love to have you back! As I mentioned, you’d come highly recommended and the praise was certainly warranted! Our members left with great tools – not just for the children, but for the parents as well! The quality world exercise really opened my eyes to my children’s perspective and that is a valuable gift you’ve given to my family. Thank you!!” —Chantal Wilford, Leader, Sarasota Chapter of the Holistic Moms Network

“Great workshop! Laura is definitely a wonderful resource for Forty Carrots to use. The message we can give to our parents is that through art, we can connect with our children in many ways. Parents can model how art can be used as a self-soothing tool. It is also another way to “play” with children, which is a message we send already. Instead of thinking about art itself, Laura focuses on how to use the ‘process’ of art to help connect families.”— Parenting Educators at Forty Carrots Family Center

“I just wanted to say all of the moms loved your presentation, “7 creative ways to get control of your kids so they learn how to positively manage their behaviors and feelings, and you stay sane!”. It was very helpful and informative. We really appreciate you sharing the creative parenting tips and tools. I can’t wait to start practicing them with my family. You were truly awesome.” —Heather Tyler, MOMS Club of Manatee

“As you can see from the feedback below on your two conference sessions, your workshops were very well received! In addition, one of the directors at the conference made a special point of telling me how much she enjoyed your class.” -Mary Wolf, M.Ed. Director of Quality, Early Learning Coalition of Sarasota County

About Dr. Laura Dessauer:

Laura Dessauer, Ed.D, ATR-BC is board certified art therapist with a doctorate degree in counseling psychology working with families for 23 + years in over 21 school districts. She is the author of the forthcoming book, I’m Not Crazy I’m A Mom: How to Keep your Sanity While Creatively Raising Confident, Compassionate, Responsible Children. Laura’s work has been included in Parent’s Magazine, eHow Parenting, YourTango, FoxNews, PBS This Emotional Life, Working Mother, Head Drama, Gal Drama, and she blogs for Psychology Today. Laura is recognized as an international presenter, esteemed clinician, author, and her business, the Creativity Queen, LLC, was the winner of the 2007 Small Business of the Year Award (SCORE).

To book Laura to speak contact or call (941)540-8498.