The Teacher Program
- Lectures: 1 x 75-minute video course
- Broken into: 8 short sections
- Age group: Prep school (OR) High school teachers
- App reviews: 12
- Teacher tools to download: 6
- Quiz / online test: 1
- Language: English
Watch our short explainer video
Dear Principal, Dear Teachers
If we could equip your staff with a clear depiction of what’s happening in your student’s world online – both in and out of school – and how to start to shift digital culture positively, would you consider it?
Some teachers and principals feel that social media and smart devices are simply not their problem. “It’s a parent’s role,” we hear all too often, and to some degree, the school is right. But the reality is that students bring their online world to school.
Some hide their devices in class, some are watching sport or Netflix, some take embarrassing photographs of teachers and share the images, while others are cyberbullying in and out of school hours. Even with firewalls and policies, schools require insightful support, ongoing guidance and the realinside track on what’s happening online – simply because it has an effect on the class, the teacher, academic results, and behavioural and mental health issues. If you ignore social media’s power, you may do so at the risk of school reputation as we have seen in many instances since we launched in 2017. School’s can only benefit from getting up to speed fast. As teachers know all too well, knowledge is power.
What teachers are learning in the course
Why is it necessary?
Most adults have a limited sense of the complexity of life online. There is an inevitability for students with devices to experience bullying and trolling, identity theft, obsessive use of screens, approaches from strangers, and the impact on their self-esteem from comparing themselves to others. Teaching 8 modules, term after term in schools, allows us to develop relationships with students, sharing the pressures and struggles of life online, giving us the inside track on the apps, trends and challenges. We share the latest trends and case studies from each term with schools and their teachers.
Each quarter we meet our Brains Trust of psychologist, cognitive behavioural therapist, sexologist, privacy specialist, and security specialist to discuss our content and lesson plans. We are an approved ‘DQ Adopter’ by the World Economic Forum’s Digital Quotient Institute, using their extensively researched framework as a foundation to Grade 4 to 11 students.
This is the central pillar of what we do, and has been researched and collated by some of the world’s finest minds.
How credible is the content? Who is your instructor?
The modules are driven by two world-class curricular, an international speaker, and driven by relatable content – trending videos, influencers, and animations – helping to generate real impact.
How does it work exactly?
MySociaLife offers two options for teachers. Your staff can either be taught live by our educators, or your teaching group can simply “log in and learn” and discuss the insights of the video program as a unit.
- A 60-minute live teacher webinar
- Or a 60-minute video program delivered in our web-based Learning Management System (LMS)
Dr David Rosenstein
The neuroscientist and cognitive behavioural therapist, offers his view on why this training is a necessity
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Think your students need these digital life skills?
8 hours of relatable content to help transform your school’s digital culture
With so many falsehoods and traps online, how can learners discern right from wrong, safe from dangerous, and true from false, and put in place a necessary pause to choose more wisely?
Social media, messaging, anonymous “Ask Me Anything” forums, and gaming can be triggering, causing aggressive, often unconscious, behaviour – and disconnection from the long-term harm from our flaming, trolling, shaming online.
Digital identity, and footprint
Understanding the internet keeps a record of your published content, hashtags, images, videos and account tags (forever), it poses a key question: “After a decade of studying, and a bright future ahead of you, how do you appear online, when searched?”
Understanding privacy & settings for platforms
Many students are not phased by privacy concerns. We reveal the reality of manipulation and influence by a powerful and divisive algorithm. We show students how much there is to privacy & how to set up carefully.
Mental health, brain-body connection, & focus
Learners can self-regulate better on devices and social media when they understand the connection between brain and body, and its impact on mental health, focus, mood and sleep.
Cybersecurity, security, scams & bait
Cybercrime has become on of the most significant threats to economies in recent years. But do students understand the threats to their safety from scams, clickbait and sextortion?
Sexuality online, sexting & sextortion
Sexuality is more than gender or sex. Unpacking the latest social influences and risks online – usually in a bid to gain followers or income – is key to a healthier relationship with our ‘self’.
Digital potential, the future of work, and 4IR
There are so many opportunities to excel online when shown the way – not just coders, but creators, technologists, scientists. We reveal where to go deeper and advance quickly, differentiating themselves.