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122. Creating a Safer Online World for our Tweens and Teens: What Parents Need to Know!

Join host Tess Connolly LCSW as she engages in an enlightening conversation with special guest Jessica Speer. Award-winning author of BFF or NRF (Not Really Friends)? A Girls Guide to Happy Friendships and Middle School – Safety Goggles Advised. In this episode, Tess and Jessica delve deep into Jessica's latest book  The Phone Book: Stay Safe, Be Smart, and Make the World Better with the Powerful Device in Your Hand. 


⭐Tess and Jessica dissect the contents of Jessica's book, revealing its invaluable insights for parents and their tweens and teens.

⭐️ Tess and Jessica explore practical strategies for managing tech boundaries with your teens as Tess shares her own "Tech Reset Agreement " used with her son and the families she works with. 

⭐ Tess and Jessica discuss the social pressures tweens and teens face in the digital age concerning tech and social media.

⭐Discover how our online presence can shape our lives and future as Tess and Jessica discuss the significance of a digital footprint and reputation.

⭐Tess and Jessica talk about changes that are being made with regards to rules and regulations that are now outdated that are being put in place in the future to help to create a safer online world for our tweens and teens. 

⭐ Tess and Jessica emphasize the vital role of real-life interactions for maintaining mental health in a digitally driven world.

⭐ Dive into the world of text slang, FOMO (Fear Of Missing Out), and group texts, and learn how to navigate through the potential pitfalls.

⭐Recognizing Tech Addiction: identifying when tech usage becomes a significant problem for your tween or teen.

⭐ Tess and Jessica address crucial topics such as online safety, stranger danger, and cyberbullying.

⭐ ️ Jessica is most grateful for her two teens and that she still gets to hang out with them and enjoy their time together.    


Find out more about Jessica here 👉 Jessica Speer - Author Helping Kids and Families Thrive Home

Get Jessica’s book here 👉The Phone Book – Jessica Speer - Author


⭐️Get Tess’ Tech Reset Agreement here 👉Mindful Kids and Families

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