Talks and Workshops
You'll often find me talking and engaging with students, teachers, and parents at schools and conferences, with everyone leaving with a renewed sense of energy, and confidence in themselves.
Content without context – in the age of streaming, content-at-your-fingertips, and fake news, how schools can help at-risk, vulnerable students find appropriate resources and support for the topics they are too afraid or embarrassed to ask an adult for?
When asked, “Who do you turn to for advice and help?” 85% of students responds with “The internet”.
As a psychologist and former school counsellor, Dr. Chiu has met numerous students who have kept their problems hidden because they were not comfortable reaching out to an adult at school — yet almost all of them have tried to search for help or advice online.
But the internet can be difficult terrain for vulnerable students to navigate, riddled with cyberbullying, questionable sources, and unreliable advice. So much so that most students don’t even find the answers they initially sought to find, and end up feeling even more confused, alone, and disconnected.
Not only does this lead to poorer outcomes on all fronts — academically, socially, emotionally — but can also lead to disruptive and problematic behaviours, where students become harder to engage and reach, and can even spiral into unforeseen crises.
During this workshop participants will:
Dr. Chiu will share learnings from having designed and implemented social and emotional development programs for schools throughout the years on:
-how educators can bridge the digital-divide to engage students to trust and seek help from the school
-how to cultivate smart digital citizenship among students to help them make sense of what they see online.
Furthermore, she will describe an innovative school-based digital program that helps students to unpack their problems, figure out why they’re feeling what they’re feeling, what they can do, and where they can go to for help and support (in school, and outside of school).
Topics I Love Sharing About
Regaining your confidence with just one moment a day.
Why social media can make us feel like we aren't good enough and what to do about it.