Crucial Conversations

January 25, 2024 with Jesse Weinberger

Student Wellness & Safety

Crucial Conversations, a parenting speaker series for St. Brigid of Kildare Parish and School
parents of school-aged children, is back with a series of events for the 2023-24 school year. These parenting workshops will focus on student wellness and safety—physically, emotionally, and online.

Upcoming Session:

Internet Safety for Parents with Jesse Weinberger

Thursday, January 25 | 6:30 PM

Nationally recognized internet safety speaker Jesse Weinberger will share guidance, data, and life-changing information on keeping children and families safer online, and the connection between social media and mental health.

Presentation highlights include:

  • value vs risk of tech use
  • parental complicity
  • mental health impact
  • cyberbullying, sexting, sexual predation
  • popular apps explained
  • extreme content & gaming
  • how to monitor, supervise & consequence

This presentation applies to all parents. Whether your child is a toddler or a college student, technology is having an impact on their day-to-day life as well as their future outcomes.

As parents, we may not realize that our children are hypersexualized by digital content, how our own adult use of technology changes them, and the causal impact technology has on their mental health.

Jesse Weinberger is a former programmer, a nationally recognized speaker, TEDx presenter, and the host of Big Mama’s House Podcast. Jesse is also the author of The Boogeyman Exists: And He’s in Your Child’s Back Pocket, 2nd ed. With over 15 years of speaking at school districts all over the United States, Jesse’s particular skill is successfully reaching audiences with the perfect combination of humor and deep expertise in technology and digital content.

Learn more about Jesse at her website

Prior Sessions:

Environment Safety—September 27, 6:30 PM, Enke Hall

St. Brigid of Kildare Campus Safety and Security Director Bruce McKenna will talk with parents about our school building’s new enhanced safety plan using funds from our safety grant.

Emotional Safety—November 7, 6:30 PM, School Gymnasium

Professional Clinical Counselor Laura Lewis will share ideas and strategies about emotional
wellness, touching on anxiety, depression and the role of mental health. She brings practical ideas and strategies to integrate mental and emotional wellness into your family.

In partnership with St. Brigid of Kildare SPiCE