In our most recent podcast, Kathryn and special guest, office extraordinaire, Andi Koloen reveal some family friendly activities for the fall. We are all prepping for the social media storm that will come with this year’s election. The overwhelming ads and posts have already rolled in. To give yourself break and provide some positivity here are some fun fall activities to keep you and your family busy and safe!
Social Media for Social Justice
In this episode, Kathryn interviews Shailoh Eggerson, SGS's Program Coordinator about her latest project Social Media for Social Justice.
Mental Health of our Students
Sending our children back to school in the midst of a worldwide pandemic has presented it's own struggles, beyond the ones we typically experience with traditional back to school. Now a little over a month into the school year we want to help you through any challenges you and your family may be experiencing during this time of uncertainty. Change can be challenging, and it is important to remember that not every person reacts to change in the same way. We are going to address the toll these changes may be taking our your student’s mental health and how you help them through it.
About that TikTok
In this episode, Amie and Kathryn discuss an application that has been circulating the news headlines a lot lately, TikTok, the video-sharing social media giant. There has been a lot of speculation by the Government about whether this app should be allowed on the phones of U.S. Citizens. With that in mind we want to introduce the question, should TikTok be on the phones in your household?
How Social Media is taking us away from Civil Conversation?
Kathryn and Guest Star Abbie dive into how social media is taking us away from the civil conversation. Social Media was initially credited with the potential to reinvigorating trust by offering new opportunities for social participation. However, if you have spent any time on social media recently you will notice this view has been challenged by the rising phenomenon of online incivility, which makes networking sites a more hostile environment for its users. This has taken away our ability to hold a civil conversation or debate with others.
Negativity on Social Media
There is a lot of negativity going around on social media these days. It can be anxiety-provoking and overwhelming to constantly see this content on your feed. In this podcast, Amie and Kathryn discuss ways to tackle seeing and sharing negativity in the digital world.
How to talk to your Kids about Difficult Topics
This is a time where emotions are running high for everyone especially for our children, who are learning about the difficult topics in this world as they experience them for the first time. In this podcast, Amie and Kathryn discuss how to create an open dialog with your child about what is going on in the world today.
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