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Tiana Sharifi - Educator + Expert on Sexual/Online Exploitation & Human Trafficking

Tiana Sharifi - Educator + Expert on Sexual/Online Exploitation & Human Trafficking

January 15, 2020

Tiana is a British Columbia-wide educator and expert on sexual and online/offline exploitation. Tiana believes that educating on an individual and institutional level is the key to keeping our children and youth safe from all forms of sexual exploitation.

Resources: https://sexualexploitationeducation.com

Month in Review 02 with Jesse Miller from Mediated Reality

Month in Review 02 with Jesse Miller from Mediated Reality

January 7, 2020

We take time to reflect on the past 10 years of social media, the platforms, the behavior changes in humans thanks to apps/smartphones and what to look forward to in the next 10 years. As big hockey fans, we ended up chatting about how the 2011 NHL Stanley Cup playoffs was probably a key moment of the past decade that exposed how shared social media content could be tracked. It also validated the need for digital media literacy education.

Chris Dancy - The Most Connected Human

Chris Dancy - The Most Connected Human

December 13, 2019

Chris Dancy joins Justin Payeur, Boomerang Parental Control cofounder to chat how technology enabled him to become healthier. Chris is know as the "Most Connected Human" - Google it! We covered a bunch of other topics including how tech is now an extension of us, we must embrace it but let's keep the big companies accountable for using our data for their gain. 

Month in Review 01 with Jesse Miller from Mediated Reality

Month in Review 01 with Jesse Miller from Mediated Reality

December 2, 2019

Jesse Miller from Mediated Reality joins Justin Payeur, cofounder of Boomerang Parental Control on a monthly review chat about recent trends around social media, tech use, user/data privacy of cloud platforms and how parents need to do better in leading by example. As we wrap up another decade, we also chat on how the conversation has changed in the past 10 years for technology, social media use and more.

School rules regarding technology use - do you set the right boundaries?

School rules regarding technology use - do you set the right boundaries?

June 3, 2019

School rules you may not be aware regarding smartphone/social media use with Jesse Miller from Mediated Reality https://www.mediatedreality.com/.

Sharenting, Digital Citizenship and Digital Consent on Social Media

Sharenting, Digital Citizenship and Digital Consent on Social Media

May 27, 2019

Sharenting, Digital Citizenship and Digital Consent on Social Media - social media educator, Jesse Miller from Mediated Reality, brings common sense and surprises to our parental learning curve. It’s a must listen.

Be GOOD online and offline - they are the same

Be GOOD online and offline - they are the same

December 13, 2018

Expert educator Jesse Miller from Mediated Reality joins Jody Vance to discuss digital citizenship and how to be a good one, at any age including how to handle the first time your child was bullied and ZERO tolerance on screen time IS NOT the answer.

Get more on Jesse’s podcast The Kids Are Alright Podcast (http://www.tkaapodcast.com).

How to be a Good Digital Citizen with Jesse Miller from Mediated Reality

How to be a Good Digital Citizen with Jesse Miller from Mediated Reality

November 7, 2018

In episode three, expert educator Jesse Miller from Mediated Reality joins Jody Vance to discuss digital citizenship and how to be a good one, at any age. Zero tolerance on screentime IS NOT the answer, get more on Jesse’s podcast The Kids Are Alright Podcast (http://www.tkaapodcast.com).

How parental control apps can help parents and kids discuss technology habits

How parental control apps can help parents and kids discuss technology habits

September 27, 2018

In episode two, Jody Vance again sits down with Justin Payeur, one of the Dad cofounders of Boomerang Parental Control to discuss how parental control apps can help parents bridge the gap between their knowledge of their child's smartphone usage and what's actually going on. Simple nudges such as daily emailed activity reports can help parents start conversations with their kids' tech usage today.

How teachers and parents can work together

How teachers and parents can work together

August 30, 2018

Jody sits down with Justin, one of the Dad cofounders of Boomerang Parental Control to discuss a few common scenarios teachers and parents will go through in this back to school year.