Parenting Course for teenagers aged 13-17 years

The Digital Parenting Course for teens aged 13-17 years old is designed to help you establish healthy digital boundaries for your teenagers and navigate the specific parenting concerns that you will have for keeping your teens safe in this digital age.


Parenting 13-17 year old

How to parent in the digital age: a parenting guide for teens

Parenting a teenager can certainly feel challenging at the best of times, now add into the mix the fact that you are parenting during a digital age, and you’ve got some complex life experiences that you and your teen are going to be navigating.

No doubt your teenagers are already pretty tech savvy and know their way around a whole host of digital devices and social media. However, it’s crucial not to let them out into the digital world alone. Checking in with them, what their experiences are and reinforcing healthy digital boundaries are all part of being a responsible digital parent or guardian.

This course for digital parenting of 13–17-year-olds will cover topics of concern such as:

responsible use of social media

responsible online video gaming

handling cyberbullying and peer pressure

handling inappropriate content

sexting, porn, and sexuality

managing screen time and setting healthy digital boundaries.

Parenting teenagers course gives you access to age-specific resources and a digital community to help guide you through digital age parenting for teenagers.

What’s the recommended screen time for teens aged 13-17 years old?

There’s no specific screen time limit recommendedby the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) for teenagers. However, for any child over the age of five, they do recommend that ‘consistent limits’ are placed on the use of devices.

It’s likely that screen time is going to play a prominent part in your teens educational and social activities, so deciding exactly what those limits look like (and for which activities) is going to be a decision that’s personal to you and your family.

Is social media good for teens?

As with anyone using social media, it can be good and bad for our wellbeing, and teenagers are no exception.

Social media can be great for teens as it can help them to build and maintain friendships, explore their creativity and identity, as well as connect with and learn more about the wider world.

However, the ill effects of too much screen time, cyberbullying, peer pressure and access to inappropriate content are all important issues that you will need to help your teen to navigate.

How peer pressure affects teens

Peer pressure has always been a tricky life experience for any teenager to handle. Now that socialising and the potential for peer pressure is right at your teen’s fingertips thanks to digital devices, it’s something that has the potential to have a huge impact on them.

Peer pressure can negatively affect teens by encouraging them into inappropriate behaviours and actions (such as sexting, sharing inappropriate images of themselves and others, cyberbullying and so on).

Even if your teenager is managing not to succumb to peer pressure, this alone could feel like a draining thing to do, meaning the mere presence of peer pressure could still be affecting their wellbeing.

How to talk to your teen about sexting, relationships and inappropriate content

Sexting usually refers to the sharing of sexually explicit images or messages via digital devices.

No matter how careful you are about putting restrictions and filters on your teen’s device, if they’ve got access to the internet and social media, then you can never assume that they won’t be able to access inappropriate content or engage in sexting.

Learn more about the risks that inappropriate content, sexting and online relationships can pose to your teen, as well as useful resources on how to navigate them with the 13-17 years Pod.


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♡ What Parents Say About Elizabeth and her Courses

LAM, - United States

"Whether you have a toddler or a teenager, Elizabeth offers clear guidance to any parent raising children in the digital age, tracing a clear path so that we may raise autonomous, responsible, and socially conscious kids. She offers a plethora of tips on how to address both simple and complex challenges related to technology and digital literacy."

Delphine K. - Mum of 2, London

"Having access to Elizabeth has been so invaluable for me and my family. Her expertise and positive approach meant that we could cover our questions related to the digital life of our children. I went from feeling worried and guilty for not quite knowing how best to guide my kids online, to feeling confident, positive and in control."

Assil C. - International School of Paris

"I just wanted to thank you for your energy, humor, guidance, awareness and everything else you generated around the school yesterday.  Just like every year, the instant feedback from parents was amazing: 'It was indeed inspiring. I have already made some changes.' 'When is she coming back? Can we have another session?"

Jess C. - Mum of 2, London

"Wow, what Elizabeth doesn't know about internet safety, isn't worth knowing. I am loving her toolkit training. I feel so much more confident. The 'Courage' section of the 9C Skills module has been my favourite topic so far!! LOVE IT."

Kim M. - St. Germain en Laye

"Thank you again for giving us your time and speaking to our parents about online safety and raising responsible children in the digital age.  Everyone really appreciated it and we already received requests for a repeat performance."

Brett N. - Lisbon

"I was impressed by the way that Elizabeth established a rapport with our children and parents so quickly. It is important for children to feel they can talk in a safe space with adults and Elizabeth modelled that brilliantly for our teaching team." 


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