St. Johns County residents are invited to free workshops on the issues of childhood peer pressures and digital safety for children from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. on March 9 and April 27 at the World Golf Village IMAX Theatre, 1 World Golf Pl., St Augustine.
On March 9, parenting expert Dr. Michele Borba will present on childhood social conflicts including peer pressure and bullying. Her speaking topics will include friends, cliques, relational aggression, and cyber bullies. Dr. Borba will also address raising socially responsible, resilient kids.
On April 27, Theresa Payton will discuss the importance of digital safety, identity theft with kids, and technology in today’s world as it concerns our children. Payton’s presentation will cover the dangers of the digital age and how citizens can help law enforcement in providing a digital neighborhood watch. Participants will also learn how to create, maintain, and protect a healthy digital identity for all family members.
The workshops are part of a community empowerment series presented by the St. Johns County Education Foundation (SJCEF) and Communities in School (CIS). More information about the series and other programs offered by SJCEF and CIS can be viewed online at www.communityempowermentseries.com.