During Corona Parents Stay Engaged with Your Kids On Social Media


During Corona Parents Stay Engaged with Your Kids On Social Media
William Jackson, M.Ed.
My Quest to Teach #MyQuestToTeach

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The closing of schools, social distancing and even
cities closing stores and social gathering places
are ravaging the social engagement of adults.

Just think of the impact on youth, teens and
young adults that thrive on social contact and
building relationships. Parent have already
complained about their kids on social media
too much before the Corona Virus, now it will
explode into social isolation and the explosion
of digital engagement multiplied by the number
of days in isolation and the only outlets will be

There are jokes now about how many babies will
be born in nine months, the additional concern
will be how many youth, teens and young adults
will be social media and digitally tethered to their
phones. Tech is a youths connection for social and
even mental health stability.

There will be new issues with the engagement of
kids being social after the Corona Virus isolation.
What parents may not realize are the affects now
what their kids may be going through mentally
and the content they are creating and sharing.

The access to social media should be a tool for
parents to have additional access to their children.
Digital tools and platforms enable parents to
connect to their children when they are away from
home and out of sight. Now that they are at home
and in sight how can digital tools bring about positive
engagement and interaction?

Parents should establish a common understanding
with their kids that they are both accountable for
communicating with each other and encourage the
sharing of content that builds stronger relationships
not digital distractions and further separation.

Taking virtual field trips together to zoos, museums,
libraries and even VR experiences that everyone can
enjoy and be engaged with. Applying social digital
travels around the world and connecting with digital
Art museums, Cultural museums, STEAM events that
are engaged and active.

There are too many stories where kids try to connect
with their parents using digital tools and kids cannot
“find” their parents. When parents try to connect with
their children there develops the same situation. Parents
are ultimately the social media role models and should
set the model for online behaviors and adventures that
can be fun and a digital journey for the family.

Children as young as 3 years old are developing skills
not heard of 5 years ago with technology. Many toddlers
have the fine motor skills of adults when they can Text,
Tweet, Facebook, Instagram and WhatsApp even before
they have formalized verbal communication.

The comprehension levels of children are more advanced
because of the digital engagements with devices, but the
knowledge to apply these skills is still lost in how to
effectively grow beyond the inability to empower and
educate. There needs to be a balance of engagement,
exploration, interaction and entertainment. Parents
need to research and explore before they feel frustrated,
stressed and even defeated because they cannot
“connect” with their kids. Engagement is vitally important
and doing things together.

Children, their thinking is years in advanced
even though emotionally they may not be able to process
the images, language and situations they witness in
online environments. When unsupervised kids get the
wrong messages about relationships.

Parents need to understand social media because it
is a representation of our society, both good and bad.
Parents cannot leave their children online without
supervision and monitoring. The social dynamics of online
lives are setting the foundation for youth, teens and
young adults in their behaviors with each other, their
families and this is embedded in their social
engagements with school and society.

The violent reactions by youth and young adults even
from the mention of taking phones away is disturbing.
Phones that they did not even purchase nor do they
make monthly payment. Parents sacrifice each
month in some cases to buy their kids the best phones
with the fastest connection, HD cameras and stereo
sound capability, but these same parents are scared
of their children and the children know this.

Parents must not only make high expectation with
digital behaviors and when they are ready take the
devices to “check” behaviors and be proactive to
potential situations.

The social dynamics of human interaction shows
that they are social creatures. They can be involved in
multiple levels of exchanging information using
language either verbal or body language. Digital
devices can expand this engagement either in good
ways or bad. Corona is spread by social engagement
and now social distancing is the safe way to be.

People communicate with voice and volume, physical
touching, facial expressions, body gestures, voice
inflections and even the movement in standing.
The social side of social engagement is based on
social interaction as humans.

The media aspects are based on dynamic media
platforms, digital sites that provide digital and even
clinical sites that have no physical nor emotional
connections. Kids are losing their emotional
foundations of reasoning, patience and in some
cases humanity. Parents have to mix social in
home and digital in virtual exchanges.

Children are growing more in love with their
digital devices and access to social sites than
they are to their humanity. More and more
children are manipulating their parents so they
(children) can get their digital “fix” either from
Twitter, Instagram, or Gaming.

Parents are finding that their little boys and girls
are being lost to a Matrix of useless information
that only encourages disconnection from family
and friends in the real situations of social

Before parents start to see changes in the
emotional status of their children, there should
be a plan to keep those human connections active
and engaged. This time of Corona is not just the
ravages of a virus, but the change in mentality
and means of digital social engagement. There
should be play time, social time, family time,
daddy time, mommy time with the kids.

Parents are digital role models, re-engage with
their children to learn about them before they
are lost and have no desire to connect,
communicate or socialize with parents.

Parents get involved with your children before
the challenges are beyond Corona, but building
and keeping a relationship with your children.
One aspect is the disconnect from digital devices
to share real human time with family and friends
and even share digital engagements to build
stronger relationships.

Part 2 2020 WordCamp Sustainable Development Goals for Content Creators

Community Brings People Together

Part 2 2020 WordCamp Sustainable Development Goals for
Content Creators

by William Jackson, M.Ed. My Quest To Teach #MyQuestToTeach

Speaking at
WordCamp Miami
WordCamp Jacksonville
WordCamp Atlanta

WordCamp YYC in Calgary Canada

My Quest To Teach
My Quest To Teach

1. Understand that authentic content is more important
than quantity. Anyone can quote statistics and data, but
how do you apply that information to real world experiences
to give your readers a real world experience?
2. Video blogging maybe the tech trend, but understanding how
to strategically apply it is valuable in promoting your Brand.
3. Be adaptable in applying tools and using platforms in
providing services. Flexibility is important as well because
everyone’s situation and circumstances are different. Each has
unique challenges, objectives and goals.
4. Content will always be King, but engagement is Queen.
You can catch more bees with honey than vinegar.
5. Don’t trust your Brand just to SEO, at some point you and
your business have to get out and meet people and talk to them.
6. Content must inspire mental agility and cognitive engagement.
Inviting the viewers and readers to contemplate, consider and
then consecrate by applying information to their lives.
Information is not powerful unless it is shared and distributed.
7. Sometimes it is better to collaborate with others and not
compete. We are in a global society of thought leadership and
intellectual influence. Competition is phasing out while
collaborations are growing.
8. Do not fool with foolish folks that distract you from
creating authentic content. You cannot allow all trends that
only last for minutes or hours influence your decision making
for the long haul.
9. Your content should always contain your passion, it is
representative of who you are and the direction you are
going with your Brand and influence.
10. Have a scalable, adaptable, living mission and vision
statement. It should be able to grow and adapt as you grow
and adapt.
11. Be cautious of new technologies, not all tech will enhance
your Brand nor Market you in the right direction.
12. Embrace the diversity of life experiences and people use
this information to broaden and strengthen your Brand and
its influence. Use each to add value to your content through
relationship building.
13. Volunteer, teach and mentor; make yourself accessible to
share your knowledge to youth, teens and young adults. They
will be your future customers, employees and Venture
14. Have defined goals related to your content creation.
15. Create content with a goal in mind. If your grandmother
would be uncomfortable maybe you should not post it.

Digital Jobs Globally
Digital Jobs Globally

16. Take advantage of networking, have business cards ready
and your “elevator pitch” memorized with zeal and enthusiasm.
17. Your content will not be successful on all platforms,
conduct a Social Media audit and diversify.
18. Your Brand should be the same across diverse platforms
with the same colors, font, graphics and videos have the
same feel and inspiration.
19. Understand the dynamics of your readers, viewers and
You are influencing them more than you know. Use multiple
languages that apply linguistical nuances and cultural
20. Check out your competition and see the changes they
make to adjust to the fluctuation in markets and trends.
21. As a content creator you should have the mindset of
a life-long learner. Knowledge is not powerful unless
applied correctly.
22. Integration is strategically planned. New technology,
new ideology, new widgets all need strategic ways to
integrate into your content development.
21. Understand the vision of yourself, “never have a
grasshopper mentality.”
Minister Thoran Brown – Westside Church of
Christ, Jacksonville, Florida
22. If developing a team make sure they all share and
embrace your vision, mission and passion. It only takes
one to cause confusion and lower your passions.
23. Choose a host that will work with you, has wonderful
customer service and knows how to problem solve. Good
hosting services will send you a card on your birthday
and traditional holidays and remember special occasions
in life.
24. See the value of thought leadership. Everyone cannot
lead intellectually.
25. Everyone on your team should understand their
accountability and responsibility as content creators
and their influence.
26. Be engaged in community activism, community service
and volunteering.
27. Don’t put down and demean youth, teens and young
adults mentality and ability to work. You maybe put
in the position of managing people with a disability
or a challenge in some way.
28. Make sure accessing your content is accessibly
compliant. Think about the visually, auditory and
cognitively challenged. They had a right to learn
from you.
29. Offer internships when possible.
30. Be sure all your photos and videos represent your
Brand and your Mission statement.

Type Writer
Type Writer

Each opportunity to support a WordCamp should be
taken, either by sponsoring, promoting, or volunteering.
WordCamp and even KidsCamp conferences are unique and
vital chances to grow and be in the know in a growing
and dynamic industry that is global.
Look at the expansion of Central America and Africa,
our nation (America) are missing opportunities to tap
into the new avenues of global collaboration and
business ventures that allow cooperation and market
sharing of information and resources.

Parents What Face Are Your Kids Putting Online

William Jackson of My Quest top Teach

Parents What Face Are Your Kids Putting Online
William Jackson, M.Ed.

William Jackson Hero Panel PHX
William Jackson Hero Panel PHX

The development of new digital technologies designed
to inspire youth, teens and young adults in creating
content are allowing increased digital environmental
growth through Apps that allow increased communication
and content sharing across platforms.

New kids Apps and similar platforms are allowing those
under 18 to communicate on platforms that offer no
training in online behaviors for developing ethics
and morals for behaviors. This could be detrimental
because of the potential for Cyberbullying, Sexting
and inappropriate behaviors that could influence
educational opportunities, future employment, credit
scores and even future personal relationships.

Young people ages 13 to 25 still struggle with
building stable relationships, combined with
peer pressure, advertisement and other social factors.
Young people building relationships are challenged
even without technology. Rational thinking is
sometimes lost because of the levels of maturity
and lack of parental guidance.

Parents are challenged increasingly with raising
children in a digital age that is wide open and
offers no training that incorporates building an
online relationship, transferring online and offline
behaviors and the influences of peer pressure and
media advertisements. The highest engaged sites are
sexual in nature and many do not provide filters
so kids now see unrealistic photos enhanced with
digital tools, videos of sexual exploration and
experimentation and sexual situations on television
that may rival the Internet.

As a parent, and experiences as a Social Media
advocate, blogger and speaker on preventing bullying,
cyberbullying and sexting understand that
younger children and even teens are not ready for
social media accounts and the online engagements that
develop. Having taught about digital life skills and
being digitally engaged and smart for youth it is
a challenge because of the maturity levels and personal
exposure to content. Lack of exposure is a different
challenge than over exposure to sex, violence and other
content that influences behaviors.

Parents must have respectful conversations with their
kids based on love and support. Parents are also the
roll models for their kids and a parent should never
think their kids are not watching them.

In a recent letter sent to Facebook (Facebook child
messenger) by child advocacy groups asking for the App
to be stopped met with a reply that, “Messenger Kids is
a messaging app that helps parents and children to chat
in a safer way, with parents always in control of their
child’s contacts and interactions.” So parents cannot
always rely and depend on help from international
companies to monitor their children.

Parents are the first role models, the first educators,
the first mentors and teachers for their children. So
parents need to remember if they are not teaching
their children, somebody else will outside of their,
the parents influence and knowledge.

“What Face Are Your Kids Putting Online” will have
unknown consequences that will follow them throughout
their lifetime and maybe even their children and
grandchildren. Parents should be proactive as much as
possible and set realistic expectations for behaviors
online, have open and honest discussions with their kids
about the potential hazards, dangers and to speak to
parents if there are potential dangers like digital
stalking and threats of human trafficking.

There have been and will continue to be children, youth,
teens and young adults that are assaulted and even
killed because of their ignorance to the dangers of online
friendships. Catfishing and other deceptions are online
and should be discussed by families. The Internet is a
representation of life, there is good, bad, evil and
places where youth, teens and young adults should not go,
they are not mentally prepared and emotionally prepared
for that content that may require them to think and
rationalize at levels they are to ready for yet.

Parents talk to your children the life you save maybe your
child or someone else’s children. Knowledge is not powerful
unless it is applied by the kids in your life.

KidsCamp Jacksonville 2019
KidsCamp Jacksonville 2019

KidsCamp Jacksonville 2020

2020 WordCamp Sustainable Development Goals for Content Creators


2020 WordCamp Sustainable Development Goals for Content Creators
by William Jackson, M.Ed. My Quest To Teach #MyQuestToTeach

Prof Jackson and Students
Prof Jackson and Students at Edward Waters College

As a professional educator of 32 years there is
always the  desire to take information and place it in
categories of measurable data and applied strategic
placement in learning objectives. The practice is an
educational necessity to make sure data is applied
the correct way and there are measurable
assessments available to make sure there is
learning and the objectives are met.

Businesses perform similar evaluations of their
data and match it with employee performance,
scalability of knowledge, productivity data points,
applicable skill-sets from training and other analytical
properties. Everyone is always evaluated,
it may not be equal, but it there are metrics in place.

In education processes are done with what have
you learned and from that learning can you apply to
actual performance standards. The challenge is that
not all assessments mean anything really. A test
cannot assess the passion people have, a test cannot
assess the willingness to help other people, a test
cannot assess why someone would spend hundreds
of their personal finances to volunteer and share their
years of knowledge and experiences with strangers.

I have attend WordCamp conferences for several years
and after attending a WordCamp conference evaluating
the learning experience into integrating new concepts
to teach youth, teens and young adults is fun and
necessary. I apply conversations I have with people to
my personal growth and “pay it forward” to others as
can be seen on Twitter, Slack and other places where
information is shared. There is  sustainable development
ongoing constantly. Intellectual  property is a valuable
asset that helps other grow and contribute to the overall
success of business and education.

There is a learning curve and an adaptation to moving
forward in an ever changing digital environment. How
can new learning about technology help you to grow?
A measure of WordCamp success and engagement
after attending needs to be strategic and planned.
There should be a plan to what sessions to attend,
what questions to ask at the Happiness Bar, when
talking in the hallways and even bathrooms of
conferences what is the priority of the day that
needs solving or if the priority is to help as many
people as possible. Personal growth can also be
the personal growth to and of others.

Hospitality at YYC
Hospitality at YYC Calgary Canada

The humorous thing about WordCamp is that a 5
minute exchange of information in a bathroom can
motivate others to new levels of wanting to learn
more. Side conversations around the refreshments
area can create new friendship, fellowship and even
sharing Bible scripture as I have heard on several
occasions. There have been information shared in
conversations that I have when I teach in
Bible Study that I share at my church.

Self sacrifice is an important part of being human
and the growth of humanity and you see this at all
WordCamp and KidsCamp conferences. Helping
others to reach their potential and share that
knowledge even more. Youth, teens and young
adults are looking at the adults and seeing how
adults apply tech, share their knowledge and
grow personally and professionally.


Attending WordCamp Phoenix I was inspired by
17 year old Steven and his energy and passion for
WordCamp conferences. Hearing his story and
journey should inspire others especially youth and
their parents attending KidsCamp.
Conversations like Steven are important because
knowledge is only powerful if it is applied and given
freely and joyfully. Steven shows that when supported
as he is with family that anything
is possible and obtainable.

Things I have learn since 2012 are fluid and scalable,
the perspectives, incites, relational data points, applied
objectives and even using differential instruction when
speaking to diverse audiences are considered to help
other grow beyond where they are.

Sustainable development are not just fancy words for
content creators, but living, breathing, measurable
goals that can be used in multiple professions.
Networking is key to sharing information. When I
taught at Edward Waters College from 2004 to 2017
I tried to teach my students that they cannot afford
to be shy, complacent, have feelings of entitlement,
not think they are owed anything in life. What you
give is what you will get in return.

Aida Correa and William Jackson
Aida Correa and William Jackson
WordCamp Phoenix
WordCamp Phoenix

The WordCamp and WordPress community is always
giving, sharing, inspiring, encouraging, elevating.
Content creators of all types, genders, lifestyles,
abilities, generations, colors and cultures thrive.

Our travels for 2020
WordCamp Jacksonville will be happening
March 28th and 28th in Jacksonville, Florida

WordCamp Miami will be happening
February 28, 29 and March 1

WordCamp Atlanta will be happening
April 18, 19

WordCamp Greenville will be happening
March 7th

WordCamp YYC will be happening
May 29, 30

2020 WPJax & WPJaxKids MeetUps – Building Digital Business Owners for

Kids working on their web sites

2020 WPJax & WPJaxKids MeetUps – Building Digital Business Owners for the Future
Elisha Taylor, III and William Jackson, M.Ed.
“I want to do really big things in life and for me to change the world
I must encourage others to stop the repeating of destructive habits
and behaviors.” Elisha Taylor, III

Digital Jobs Globally
Digital Jobs Globally

KidsCamp Jacksonville https://2020.jacksonville.wordcamp.org/kidscamp/

The New Year 2020 is an opportunity for more WordPress
events to include youth, teens and young adults to participate
and provide mentors that may have positive and transformative
effects on behaviors that youth may have. The directions of their
lives may be changed by proving opportunities to envision new
career opportunities and even to be business owners at an early

Youth, teens and young adults are involved in the growing
WordPress  (WP) community as bloggers, content creators,
micro-bloggers, speakers and even developing organizers that
plan and run WordCamp conferences.  These young people are
beginning entrepreneurs through  exposure to technology,
involved in workshops and speaking at conferences.

The future is now for learning and applying tech in everyday life.
Elisha a high school junior, Elizabeth and Esther middle school
students, are web site designers,  they are learning by participating
in the free WPJax Kids Meetup and attending  KidsCamp associated
with WordCamp Jax conference.

The next WCJax conference March 2020 in Jacksonville, Fl
WC conferences and KidsCamp  are developing influential  speakers,
organizers, digital business owners as well as teaching skills that will
aid in achieving career dreams.  The inclusivity of these Meetups are
vitally important so  youth from 7 years to young adults are exposed
to tech in areas of their interest that lead to career ideas that inspire
and encourage growth.

Opportunities like WPJaxKids help kids learn web development and
elements of STEAM Science Technology Engineering Arts Mathematics.
Elizabeth and Esther have participated in several meetups and
WordCamp conferences. Elisha has stated that being involved in groups
like WPJaxKids Meetup, TEDxFSCJ  Salons and WordCamp conferences
is preparing  him for real world experiences in potential technology
careers and increasing his chances for entering into higher education
after graduating from high school.

Sisters Elizabeth and Esther are eagerly preparing to enter the career
of fashion design after high school that demand digital skills. They  are
preparing early for this very competitive career choice. Elementary
students like Janae, already a skilled animator get the chance to share
and build on her natural talents and learn how to apply her knowledge
in an environment that encourages innovation and creativity. Many
times girls do not have supportive places to create, share, and talk
about their interests in the Arts, Blogging, Video and Animation.

Community WP

Events like WordPress Meetups are the perfect place for adults and
kids because adults have past experiences being the same kids that
may not have been supported or encouraged. Now with Meetups
they can share their talents, skills, abilities and even dreams.

STEAM and tech experiences will help youth, teens and young adults
with learning valuable skills and be better prepared for real world
experiences and opportunities.

More information can be found about WPJaxMeetUp for these
free workshops for adults and youth, teens and young adults in
Jacksonville and surrounding communities.

Why We Started WPJax Kids MeetUP

What will you find going on at WPJaxKids Meetup

WC Jax
WC Jax March 28 and 29 2020