Based on the book by Katharine Hill, Left to Their Own Devices? is a one-session, group resource to allow parents to gain an understanding of the online world that their children inhabit. It addresses challenges and provides an opportunity for parents to share their own experiences and ideas while giving them practical tips on how to be a great parent in a world of screens.
The Left to Their Own Devices? resource is a box-set pack which contains:
- x1 USB stick with 50 minutes of video content
- x1 Group Leader’s Guide
- x1 Session Notes (handbooks)
- x1 School’s Guide
Who can run Left to Their Own Devices?
This resource can be run by anyone as you don’t need training to deliver it. The Group Leader’s Guide will give you all the information you need to run the session.
The resource is primarily aimed at parents of children of primary or secondary school age. However, parents of younger children are also likely to find this a useful resource.
Left to Their Own Devices? is a 90-minute session that is made up of video segments and discussion times. These videos are designed to be used as part of the whole session but can also be used as stand-alone segments. Left to Their Own Devices? is presented by Katharine Hill and includes interviews with guest experts, Ian Henderson (The Naked Truth Project) and Andy Robertson (Family gaming writer).
The key themes explored throughout the session:
1. The advantages of the online world
2. The challenge of time and money
3. The challenge of gaming
4. Conduct, content and contact
5. The challenge of pornography
6. Practical ideas
7. Passing on wisdom and values
The video content includes:
- Engaging teaching and advice
- Expert interviews
- Street interviews
Additional copies of the Session Notes can be purchased separately.
You may also wish to give parents a handy mini flyer summarising some of the key teaching from the session.
For those who would like to download the resource for FREE or if you would like to download additional School’s guide or Group leaders guides, visit our Left to Their Own Devices Resource page