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Course Detail: PER403 - Digital Safety for Youth: Community Workshop - NEW!
Ninety-three percent of teens ages 15-17 have mobile access to the internet through a phone, tablet or other device. In North America, young adults and teenagers aged 16-24 spend the most time online via mobile, more than any other age group, spending nearly 200 minutes per day on a mobile device.*

This workshop is designed for adults who want to learn more about the perils youth face with social media. Topics will include sexting, victimization, ghosting, partner violence and student's "secret struggle" as well as healthy habits and strategies for young people to adopt.

These presentations will also include data collected through student polling done at over 50 Northeast Indiana public schools during the 2016-2017 school year. Dr. Michelle Drouin (Purdue University Fort Wayne) and Clinton Faupel (RemedyLIVE and the Get Schooled Tour) are nationally recognized experts and are co-presenting to bring the latest information to area professionals, parents and caregivers.

Dr. Michelle Drouin presents: Sexting, Ghosting, & Phubbing: Modern Issues in Couple and Family Relationships
In this interactive presentation, we will explore the ways in which technology is being used to start, maintain, and end romantic relationships, including sexual relationships. We will also discuss the ways in which technology is interfering with modern family life, from relationships between couples to relationships between family members, including parents' interactions with their children.

Clinton Faupel presents: Creating Boundaries That Encourage Digital Safety and Healthy Conversations
Much of what Clinton Faupel and RemedyLIVE.com have learned in their chat center these past 10 years orbits around poor boundaries families have regarding the use of technology. Attendees to the evening session can expect to learn what other parents are struggling with as well as positive suggestions on how to create digital boundaries within the family.

Biography: Dr. Michelle Drouin is a developmental psychologist (B.A. Cornell University, D.Phil. University of Oxford), professor, and internationally-recognized speaker on technology and relationships, including online relationships, social media, and sexting. Dr. Drouin's research on sexting, social media, and mobile phone addiction has attracted international attention, and she regularly does interviews for television, radio, newspapers, and magazines. Her research has been cited in a number of prominent news sources including CNN, NPR, MSNBC, CBS News, The New York Times, Huffington Post, Reuters, Men's Health, Parenting Magazine, and Psychology Today. Dr. Drouin also serves as an expert witness for sexting, social media, and online relationship cases.

Biography: Clinton Faupel is the Co-Founder and Executive Director of RemedyLIVE, a web based crisis center that provides 24/7 hope and live chat interaction for young adults that are struggling with secret issues in their life. Clinton has been working with teens since 1989 and strives to innovate how institutions can better engage youth and young adults at the core of their identity. Clinton speaks to over 100,000 people per year about how secret struggles do not need to have the final say on their future. He's passionate about helping young people with mental health issues and outfitting parents and educators on how to approach the youth they have a relationship with. Clinton is an interactive communicator who uses proprietary technology, he helped create, to engage his audience. Raised in Western Canada, Clinton moved to the United States in 2001 to serve amidst urban youth. He is an ordained minister with the Missionary Church USA and speaks around the country, about messy issues, to people of all ages.

*Source: ©Statista 2017

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