Parents, Teachers & Students

Keeping your head above the rising tide of online risks facing today’s children is one of the biggest challenges (and most time-consuming tasks) you face as parents or teachers.

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Just when you think you’ve got a handle on the latest tech-obsession (be it Fortnite, Snap Chat, Instagram), along comes the next big app, platform or game to keep them perpetually plugged into their devices and checked out of any meaningful communication.

But it’s not their fault. We have a whole generation of kids growing up in a screen-saturated world and parents who are themselves struggling to keep up. Sadly, this cyber-tsunami is having a profound impact on children’s long-term health, development and learning.

Dr Kristy Goodwin is endorsed to provide NSW Education Standards Authority (NESA) Registered Professional Development for teachers accredited at ProficientTeacher.

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And whilst most of us acknowledge that ‘digital amputation’ is NOT the solution, many are at a loss as to what to do.

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You have questions

SO MANY QUESTIONS...

So what ARE the big issues and risks facing kids and teens today? Tech changes so quickly, what should I be most worried about?

How are kids’ digitalised childhoods and adolescence shaping their capacity to learn and impacting their wellbeing?

How do we guide children
to manage these issues for the long term?

And these are just the very tip of the iceberg when it comes to the digital dilemmas facing parents and teachers in the digital age.

Technology is not going away. It touches every aspect of our lives and is having a profound impact on student’s learning.

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It’s time to face the
issues head-on.

Who is Dr Kristy Goodwin?

Dr Kristy is a former teacher, lecturer at Macquarie University and Notre Dame University, author, media commentator and one of Australia’s most sought-after digital health, learning and wellbeing experts. She translates the latest neuroscience and technological research into practical advice and simple strategies for parents and educators. Kristy has spoken to thousands of teachers across the country, from early childhood to tertiary level, about the impact of technology on students’ health, wellbeing and learning. She is a keynote speaker at educational conferences and has delivered hundreds of professional development seminars to educators across Australia. Dr Kristy is also regularly called upon by the media for her expert opinion.

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Education Speaking Topics

Raising Your Child Online

RAISING YOUR CHILD ONLINE

Help your child to thrive online. Put an end to the guilt, grief and guesswork often associated with screentime.

This seminar, delivered on-stage or online, will help parents of primary school aged children to navigate the digital world with their children, without suggesting that they ban the gaming console, or iPad, or unplug the TV. Dr Kristy will arm parents with research-based yet realistic advice to help them feel confident about how they can best support their child’s physical health, mental wellbeing and learning online.

Kristy will explore:

  • Why children find the online world captivating and how to manage their screen time so it doesn’t end in ‘scream time’ (there’s science to explain their techno-tantrums);
  • A simple (& realistic) formula to determine healthy SCREEN TIME limits for children based on their BASIC NEEDS;
  • Why parents need to be the PILOT of the DIGITAL PLANE and the 3Bs that will allow them to be the pilot (boundaries, basic needs and boredom);
  • Why focusing on HOW MUCH time they spend online is NOT the most important question and the 5 essential BOUNDARIES they must establish to ensure their child’s time online supports their PHYSICAL HEALTH and MENTAL WELLBEING;
  • How to determine when their child is ready for a phone, social media account or gaming console (and how to deal with their CONSTANT DIGITAL REQUESTS);
  • Why DIGITAL DISCONNECTION is critical for your child.

Session Overview

AUDIENCE
Parents, carers & educators of students in Prep-Year 6

DURATION
1.5-2 hours

DELIVERY
On-stage or online (via webinar which Kristy’s team organises & hosts)

Raising Screenagers

RAISING SCREENAGERS

Realistic strategies to navigate the online world with your adolescent.

I arm parents with research-based information and realistic solutions (that don’t involve phone bans or digitally disconnecting your teens) so that your teen can thrive online & offline.

This presentation will help confused and concerned parents navigate the digital world with their ‘screenagers’, without suggesting that they ‘digitally amputate’ them. Dr Kristy will arm parents with research-based yet realistic advice to help parents feel confident about how they can best support their adolescent’s physical health, mental wellbeing and learning online.

Kristy will explore:

  • Why young people are susceptible to POTENTIAL PITFALLS ONLINE given their BRAIN DEVELOPMENT;
  • Why the online world is APPEALING to adolescents (there’s science to explain your teen’s digital infatuation);
  • A simple (& realistic) formula to determine healthy SCREEN TIME limits for teens of various ages (based on their BASIC NEEDS);
  • Why parents need to be the CO-PILOT of the DIGITAL PLANE and establish 5 BOUNDARIES to ensure their teen’s time online supports her PHYSICAL HEALTH and MENTAL WELLBEING;
  • How to support their teen’s ‘DIGITAL DNA’ especially when using social media or playing multiplayer video games;
  • Why DIGITAL DISCONNECTION is critical for your teen’s PHYSICAL HEALTH and MENTAL WELLBEING.

Session Overview

AUDIENCE
Parents, carers & educators of students in Years 7-12

DURATION
1.5- 2 hours (1.5 hours webinar, 2 hours on stage)

DELIVERY
Online (webinar via Zoom) or on-stage

Kids, Teens & Screens

DIGITAL WELLBEING

Borders & behaviours that support peak-performance in a digital age

There’s no denying that we’re tethered to technology, for our professional and personal lives. This is having a profound impact on our physical health and mental wellbeing.

This presentation equips participants with science-backed solutions they an embed to optimise their performance in the digital landscape, without having to revert to a #digitaldetox, or ignoring your inbox.

Through this webinar parents and caregivers will learn:

  • Why we feel digitally overwhelmed and suffering from ‘infobesity’ from pings, alerts and notifications (our brains and bodies aren’t
    biologically wired for information onslaught);
  • Why it’s challenging to FOCUS in the digital world, that’s constantly vying for our attention;
  • The impact of our constantly- connected lives on our MENTAL WELLBEING and micro-habits we can embed to protect it; and
  • The consequences of being tethered to technology on our PHYSICAL HEALTH (understand how we can support our sleep, vision,
    hearing and musculoskeletal health in a digital world); and
  • A menu of (brain-based) MICRO HABITS that can be embedded into our professional and personal lives.

Session Overview

Delegates will be armed with a range of simple, brain-based solutions and a menu of micro-habits so they can work online without sacrificing their mental wellbeing or physical health.

DELIVERY
This can be a stand alone keynote, virtual masterclass or part of a half or full day program.

Teaching the iGen

YOUR BRAIN ONLINE

Neuro-productivity tactics that will help you to boost productivity in a digital world

This presentation shares the science of productivity in a distracting, digital world. It empowers employees, leaders and teams to achieve peak-performance in a time when our calendars are punctuated with video-meetings and our days dominated by communication tools and bulging inboxes.

Help put an end to digital burnout and overload with realistic, research-based strategies.

Through this highly practical presentation Dr Kristy provides brain-based solutions so attendees can:

  • How you can work with your brain and body’s BIOLOGICAL RHYTHMS to easily boost your FOCUS and PRODUCTIVITY;
  • What DIGITAL OVERLOAD and DISTRACTIONS are doing to our brains & simple, science-backed solutions to work in alignment with our biology;
  • The myth of MULTITASKING and what science tells us you should do instead; and
  • Why your BRAIN and BODY requires ‘good breaks’ and the six elements of quality breaks for optimal performance.

Session Overview

Delegates will be armed with a range of pragmatic solutions and a menu of micro-habits so they can work remotely without sacrificing their productivity, mental wellbeing or physical health

DELIVERY
This presentation can be a stand alone keynote, or part of a half or full day program, or delivered as a virtual masterclass.

Taming Digital Distractions

FORTIFY YOUR FOCUS

Stop digital distractions denting your productivity

As knowledge workers, the technologies that are integral for our work, have also been designed to hijack and hold our attention. We’re now living in an attention economy. To achieve peak-performance in the digital landscape, the most critical skill we can cultivate is focus. Focus amongst the alerts and notifications and pings and dings that put a dent in our productivity.

This presentation has been designed to help employees and executives better understand the impact of digital distractions on their productivity and wellbeing. Attendees will develop a repertoire of strategies and micro-habits they can easily apply to their workday and personal lives to ensure their digital behaviours support peak performance.

In this presentation I’ve distilled the latest neuroscience, psychology and technology research into bite-sized, sciencebacked strategies.

Through this highly practical presentation attendees will learn:

  • Why ATTENTION MANAGEMENT is the super skill of the 21st Century;
  • The three reasons why TECHNOLOGY HIJACKS their attention;
  • The significant ways that DIGITAL DISTRACTIONS dent their PRODUCTIVITY & WELLBEING;
  • How to map their WORKDAY to their CHRONOTYPE to maximise their PRODUCTIVITY; and
  • A range of strategies and micro-habits to OPTIMISE their FOCUS.

 

Session Overview

Participants will be armed with a menu of strategies and micro-habits they can use to turbocharge their productivity and wellbeing.  Dr Kristy will share simple solutions to some of the common tech troubles facing high-performers in the digitalised workplace.

DELIVERY
This can be a stand alone keynote, or part of a half or full day program, or delivered as a virtual masterclass.

Wired for Distraction

KIDS, TEENS & SCREENS

Helping parents to navigate the digital world with their kids & ‘screenagers’

In this presentation I help confused and concerned parents feel confident about how they can best support their children’s and teens’ physical health, mental wellbeing and learning online, without proposing ‘digital amputation’, banning the gaming console or iPad. Understand why kids (& teens) throw techno-tantrums, be better informed about the current online risks and realistic (research-based) advice about screentime.

Ditch the guilt, grief and guesswork about screentime and make empowered, educated decisions to navigate the digital world.

In this presentation I help parents and caregiver to understand:

  • Why children and teens are susceptible to POTENTIAL PITFALLS ONLINE given their BRAIN DEVELOPMENT;
  • Why children and adolescents throw ‘TECHNO-TANTRUMS’ (there’s science to explain their digital infatuation);
  • A simple & realistic FORMULA TO CALCULATE SCREEN TIME LIMITS for children and teens;
  • The 5 ESSENTIAL DIGITAL BOUNDARIES parents must establish to ensure their children and teens develop healthy digital
    behaviours (there’s so much more to focus on than simply HOW MUCH time they spend online);
  • The current RISKS facing kids and teens in the online world and SIMPLE SOLUTIONS to mitigate these; and
  • Why BOREDOM is critical for your child’s PHYSICAL HEALTH and MENTAL WELLBEING.

Session Overview

Participants will be armed with a mum-tested strategies that are grounded in science. I’ll help to ease the techno-guilt and put and end to screentime always ending in ‘scream time’.

DELIVERY
This is delivered as a virtual masterclass.

Attention Please

KIDS, TEENS & SCREENS

Helping parents to navigate the digital world with their kids & ‘screenagers’

In this presentation I help confused and concerned parents feel confident about how they can best support their children’s and teens’ physical health, mental wellbeing and learning online, without proposing ‘digital amputation’, banning the gaming console or iPad. Understand why kids (& teens) throw techno-tantrums, be better informed about the current online risks and realistic (research-based) advice about screentime.

Ditch the guilt, grief and guesswork about screentime and make empowered, educated decisions to navigate the digital world.

In this presentation I help parents and caregiver to understand:

  • Why children and teens are susceptible to POTENTIAL PITFALLS ONLINE given their BRAIN DEVELOPMENT;
  • Why children and adolescents throw ‘TECHNO-TANTRUMS’ (there’s science to explain their digital infatuation);
  • A simple & realistic FORMULA TO CALCULATE SCREEN TIME LIMITS for children and teens;
  • The 5 ESSENTIAL DIGITAL BOUNDARIES parents must establish to ensure their children and teens develop healthy digital
    behaviours (there’s so much more to focus on than simply HOW MUCH time they spend online);
  • The current RISKS facing kids and teens in the online world and SIMPLE SOLUTIONS to mitigate these; and
  • Why BOREDOM is critical for your child’s PHYSICAL HEALTH and MENTAL WELLBEING.

Session Overview

Participants will be armed with a mum-tested strategies that are grounded in science. I’ll help to ease the techno-guilt and put and end to screentime always ending in ‘scream time’.

DELIVERY
This is delivered as a virtual masterclass.

Thrive Online

KIDS, TEENS & SCREENS

Helping parents to navigate the digital world with their kids & ‘screenagers’

In this presentation I help confused and concerned parents feel confident about how they can best support their children’s and teens’ physical health, mental wellbeing and learning online, without proposing ‘digital amputation’, banning the gaming console or iPad. Understand why kids (& teens) throw techno-tantrums, be better informed about the current online risks and realistic (research-based) advice about screentime.

Ditch the guilt, grief and guesswork about screentime and make empowered, educated decisions to navigate the digital world.

In this presentation I help parents and caregiver to understand:

  • Why children and teens are susceptible to POTENTIAL PITFALLS ONLINE given their BRAIN DEVELOPMENT;
  • Why children and adolescents throw ‘TECHNO-TANTRUMS’ (there’s science to explain their digital infatuation);
  • A simple & realistic FORMULA TO CALCULATE SCREEN TIME LIMITS for children and teens;
  • The 5 ESSENTIAL DIGITAL BOUNDARIES parents must establish to ensure their children and teens develop healthy digital
    behaviours (there’s so much more to focus on than simply HOW MUCH time they spend online);
  • The current RISKS facing kids and teens in the online world and SIMPLE SOLUTIONS to mitigate these; and
  • Why BOREDOM is critical for your child’s PHYSICAL HEALTH and MENTAL WELLBEING.

Session Overview

Participants will be armed with a mum-tested strategies that are grounded in science. I’ll help to ease the techno-guilt and put and end to screentime always ending in ‘scream time’.

DELIVERY
This is delivered as a virtual masterclass.

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