Some other questions you might be asking are:
+ SO IF THIS IS SO EFFECTIVE, WHY IS IT FREE?
Because I see so many parents and teachers trying to scare their kids away from social media or (even worse) letting their kids go online without any help and guidance and I want to show you a different approach to raising a digital kid while keeping the lines of communication between parents, teachers, and kids wide open.
As a former teacher, I know how important it is to keep us all on the same team and sending the same messages, and I love helping people embrace social media and teach their kids and students to be smart, savvy, and kind digital change-makers.
And honestly? I hope that when you take this free course you'll think of me fondly. That you'll join me in spreading online balance, safety, wisdom, and kindness. And that you'll think to yourself, hmm, she's on to something.
+ IS THIS JUST A LOT OF "EVERYBODY KNOWS THAT" + "I SAW A PIN ABOUT THIS" KIND OF THINGS?
No, it's not.
Here's how I know that: When I set out to teach my kids about social media I started to read so many blog posts about it—and they all said the same things. The same 5 ways to keep your kids off line as much as possible and to monitor their use whenever you do allow them to be online.
I tried reading them all, I even tried to follow the advice of the first dozen or so, but I had to stop because not only were they all the same, but none of them worked for me.
And more importantly, those strategies weren't even in line with what I wanted from my parenting and teaching—which was to keep the conversation lines reciprocal and wide open.
So I did something different. I stopped doing what everyone else was doing and did my own thing. I dug deep into my teaching roots and used what I know works for teachers in the classroom with parenting in the trenches. And guess what? It worked.
I'm not regurgitating other people's advice here—these techniques, methods, strategies, and advice are all tried and tested (by me!).
+ WHO ARE YOU ANYWAY?
Hi there, I'm Galit (pronounced guh-leet).
I help people be kind online and create currently trending and change-making conversations about online kindness and savvy digital citizenship, and I want to help you do the same.
I'm a former classroom teacher who definitely proves the "you can take the teacher out of the classroom, but you can't take the classroom out of the teacher" mantra (that's how it goes, right?). I'm madly in love with social media, I'm a voracious reader, a sucker for Chai lattes, and I love golden doodles (I can't even with those eyes!).
What else is there to know?
Confession: I wake my husband up in the middle of the night to discuss online kindness.
Here's the deal with that: