Below is a medley of a few of our community presentations by Mary Beth Uberti. Please take a look and remember that we can tailor a presentation specifically for you and your audience.
Breakdown by segment times:
1:15-2:00 “Tech Talk” (Parent Presentation)
2:00-3:25 “Cyberbullying (Middle School Student Presentation)
3:25-4:12 “Social Media Mania” (Parent Presentation)
4:13-5:27”Building a Positive Digital Footprint” (High School Student Presentation)
5:28-7:05 “DNA of Drugs & Alcohol” (Parent Presentation)
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Parent Presentation Topics
Tech Talk…Cyber bullying and Sexting
The overwhelming feeling that parents experience in trying to keep up with technology grows with each new digital device, app or website that their kids are using. Many parents are faced with the reality that their children know more about technology than they do. Join Mary Beth as she shares with parents effective strategies for monitoring devices, detecting and protecting against cyberbullying and sexting and raising a digitally responsible teen and pre-teen.
Social Media Mania…Setting Boundaries
Do you feel like your child knows more about social media and the cell phone than you do? You are not alone. Attend this session to learn about 3 key areas you can wrap your arms around to establish healthy boundaries for social media and internet usage. You will come away with practical steps to take at home regarding safety, content and responsibility when you and your family use social media and the internet. Great for parents, grandparents and anyone working with today’s youth.
Social Media Mania…Nothing but the APPS
Learn more about the popular apps and some new ones you’ve not heard of yet. Teen and pre-teen communication consists of dialogue on sites like Snapchat, Twitter, KIK, Musicly, and Instagram so it is imperative you know the privacy issues, use and guidelines of some of the most popular social media sites. You will leave this presentation with practical advice, strategies and social media contracts to help you guide your child. Great for parents, grandparents and anyone working with today’s youth.
DNA…Facts about Drugs N Alcohol
It’s hard to believe kids are now starting to experiment with drugs and alcohol as early as 4th and 5th grade…but it’s a different world they’re growing up in. How do parents keep their kids from getting swept up in today’s toxic culture? It’s not easy but it can be done. It starts with raising awareness, learning early warning signs, understanding misconceptions, effective communication and setting age-appropriate boundaries. This session provides the “jump start” parents need to stay one step ahead of their children to keep them alcohol and drug-free!
Dating!…We Haven’t Talked About That!
Not sure when and what to talk about with your teen/pre-teen about dating? Sadly, 38% of victims of date rape are girls aged 14-17. Group dates, car dates, and relationships will be defined and discussed. Building healthy relationships and preventing dating violence will also be addressed so that you walk away equipped with a road map for your own discussions. Don’t let your child’s first date sneak up on you; attend this unique session and be the proactive parent that your child needs in today’s world of “dating”.
Bullying and Cyber bullying
Teen Brain Development…A Work in Progress
Worry and Fears…How to Help Your Child
Student Presentation Topics
Students will learn the difference between being a passive bystander of cyber bullying versus an engaged up stander who takes action to stop cyber bullying. Students will also learn the difference between good-natured teasing and cyber bullying, how to show empathy to the victims and what to do if they are the victim.
This presentation is ideal for students in 3rd through 7th grade in either an assembly or classroom setting.
Protecting Your Digital Reputation
Students will learn how their digital footprint can qualify or disqualify their college and employment prospects. They will be encouraged to consider how a positive and authentic image of themselves online will shape their future. Students will also learn how to monitor and repair their current digital reputation.
This presentation is ideal for middle and high school students. High school format would be better served in a classroom or small assembly group with fewer than 100 students so effective interaction can take place.
Cyber bullying and Sexting
Internet Safety and Awareness
Where we've Presented
|Sullivan University/Securitas Security Services|
|Christ Church United Methodist|
|Middletown Christian Church|
|St. Xavier Parish|
|Foster Parents of JC|
|Jefferson County Public Schools – Coordinated School Health|
|KY Assoc of Psychology in Schools|
|Oldham Cty School Counselors|
|Real Moms Conference – Crestwood Baptist Church|
|Community Action Of Southern Indiana|
|School Choice Scholars|
|Anthony Wayne School District|
|Carter Traditional Elementary|
|Holy Trinity School|
|JCPS –Gheen Academy – Counselor Mtg|
|Kammerer Middle School|
|Kentucky Country Day|
|Kenwood Elementary – JCPS|
|Lassiter Middle School|
|Martha Layne Collins High School|
|North Oldham Middle School|
|Oldham County Middle School|
|Olmstead North Academy|
|Sacred Heart Model School|
|South Oldham High School|
|Southern High School|
|Spencer County Middle|
|St. Agnes School|
|St. Francis School Goshen|
|St. Mary’s Academy|
|St. Stephen’s School|
|Whitney Young Elementary|
About Our Presenters
Mary Beth Uberti
Mary Beth Uberti is the Director of Program Development at Operation: PARENT who as a mother of two school-aged children, is fully immersed in the current teen culture. She has presented to over 6000 parents, students and school administrators providing up-to-date information and effective strategies for guiding parents and caregivers through the challenging topics of social media, technology and drug and alcohol awareness.
Jean Schumm is the founder and President of Operation: PARENT, a non-profit organization she started while raising her five children. Over the past 10 years, the organization has reached over 35,000 parents with their unique parent handbooks, classes, speaker events and presentations. The vision for Operation: PARENT is to develop and connect a new tribe of socially informed parents who raise the greatest generation of teens in the world.