We deliver a 60-minute in-person training session in schools around the country to both grade 4 to 7, as well as grade 8 to 12 parents (two different presentations). These cover the topics of understanding your child’s social media or gaming landscape, the latest apps, risks, challenges, hoaxes, and settings. If you are in any way concerned about what your child might be exposed to, or the risks they may be taking, this presentation has consistently been rated as A-grade by parents nationwide (with the data to prove it). We provide tips for parents, and tips you can teach your teens or pre-teens, as well as smartphone and social media agreements or boundary tools, monitoring apps, and how to set up the device correctly.
Our 60-minute online training via webinar follows the same content path as the live/in-person presentations that we share with parents in schools. Groups of parents are provided with a registration link and receive a payment receipt which allows them to log in to the webinar easily, watch an hour of training (also with your partner) with live questions submitted via a chat window. Webinars are available for teens and also pre-teens – one session for Grade 4 to 7 and one for parents of learners Grade 8 to 12. For any school, we only need a minimum of 30 parents to deliver a parent webinar to any parent, community or religious group in the country.
After any presentation with parents, we are asked “how can I get your program into my child’s school?” We now provide any parent who wishes to “champion” our program with 1) an emailer to send to the principal and 2) the data from our program which proves it to be the #1 digital life skills training in the country, based upon student feedback! No better endorsement than that. We have a complete step-by-step information pack so that neither the parent or the school have to go to great lengths. The data and feedback speak for itself. The school normally either wants it or doesn’t want it. But it needs the parent’s motivation to support the process.
We work with a host of leading mental health, technology, sexology, and neuroscience partners, and share the latest developments in the online space from the latest red alert apps or hoaxes, keeping parents in tune with the child’s digital and social media world. We also share the latest upcoming training via webinar or in your region. Topics include anxiety, body image, gaming, privacy and security, sexuality.
"You left me with clear understanding that our children are in trouble"
Clearly, you know this topic from the inside-out and you have a manner and style of presenting that makes techno-phobes like the staff here grasp the roles these devices play in our patient’s lives. I think what really stood out for me was the sharing of your own personal experiences with your children – the point being this matters to you. Though your talk to us was short and a condensed version, it left me with clear understanding that our children are in trouble, with the failure of older generations to manage this technology unleashed, qualifying to be seen as “psychological neglect”. We are placing them at risk and the excuse of “don’t know how it works” just isn't good-enough.
"Social media and the digital world need our urgent attention in terms of the good, the bad and the ugly."
"This presentation provides an up-to-date, accessible and thoughtful guide to the rapid advances and changes in social engagement through social media. We have to keep up to date and keep thinking and engaging with this evolving, shifting, influential and habit forming part of our lives and those of the children and adolescents for whom we are responsible.”
"Dean McCoubrey has developed something unique in the world of parenting that nobody else seems to be addressing"
"If you are one of those parents who are afraid of words like ‘app’, ‘bandwidth’, ‘streaming’, and ‘MMO’, then you might not be aware of the risks that the digital world creates, not just for you, but for your digital native child. Dean McCoubrey has developed something unique in the world of parenting that nobody else seems to be addressing: building digitals values into your parenting plan for the child of the 21st century. Dean is passionate about media, and he is able to use his passion to educate us, as parents, about the risks and responsibilities of raising digital natives."
A parent of teens and pre-teens, Dean has been an expert in traditional, digital and social media for over 20 years. From this perspective, he realised that kids could benefit from guidance around the evolving nature of the media. His passion is education and guidance for young learners to develop their awareness and resilience.
David Rosenstein works with children, teenagers, and adults in the areas of anxiety and depression, as well as phobias, obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD), panic, psychological trauma, separation anxiety, sleep disturbances, and ADHD: ``Dean has tirelessly researched, networked, trialed and consulted with experts to provide a balanced view on the technology, mental health dangers, and the solutions that extend into forming positive habits and developing an awareness of what is right and wrong, safe or strong.``
Mary-Ann is an amazing organiser. She has the ability to retain a phenomenal amount of information, collate and then organise it into actions to be completed. Her skills extend into social media and digital marketing as well as direct communications and managing partner relationships. She's a real gem.
Frances is an exceptionally talented and driven young lady. She was selected as one of just 100 to receive the prestigious Allan Gray scholarship, after a series of interviews & tests to be shortlisted, and MySociaLife snapped up her up to join us, as our teen star that would shed further light on the realities of youth 'from the inside', bringing both reality and honesty into our awareness campaigns. Only #GenZ can truly understand and unpack the trials and tribulations of #GenZ.
MySociaLife has been the end result of two years of extensive research and collaboration
We receive daily bulletins from our partners or peers globally to track technology and cases
We combine the insights from leading educators, teachers and a group of parents and learners to stay abreast of ``reality``
We have commenced discussions with local and international partners that specialise in different areas of relevance - cyberbullying, sexting, privacy, latest apps
If you would like more information on one of our presentations for schools, parents or psychologists, fill in the form below, and we will get back to you.
Unit G1, Victoria Junction, Gate 5
123 Prestwich Street, Greenpoint, Cape Town, 8001
Phone: +27 83 455 4808