Child safety in the virtual environment
Same man, same needs, two different worlds…
All the needs that require our attention and motivate human beings to survive, adapt and evolve are also found online: from physiological needs, to needs related to personal safety, to social needs, to belonging, to needs for social recognition, personal development and self-fulfilment. The illusion persists that online is safer than real life and that networking with people online is less risky than face-to-face contact. However, our instincts have been trained and honed for the real world, and in the absence of highly refined cues and information – facial expressions, body language, physical spaces – we are unable to make informed decisions. When we are online and communicating with others we are liberated and encouraged, we can lose our inhibitions, but at the same time our judgement can suffer. In this course we will learn about the dangers we expose ourselves to in this new world, the extent to which the time we spend seemingly deliberately and assumedly is actually taken away from us, the extent to which it alters the behavioural conduct, self-perception of our children and teenagers and most importantly, gives us precise guidelines to be able to take informed control and save our health and family integrity.
The course is aimed at all parents who want to be informed from real, researched and analysed sources about digital consumption.
- Lectures 0
- Quizzes 0
- Duration 5 hours
- Skill level Beginner
- Language English
- Students 0
- Certificate No
- Assessments Yes