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

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

Parents What Is Your Kids e-Reputation Online??

Building Thought Leaders

Parents What Is Your Kids e-Reputation Online??
William Jackson, M.Ed.
My Quest To Teach #myquesttoteach

Prof Jackson and Students
Prof Jackson and Students

Youth, teens and young adults are subject to immature online
decisions, off the cuff comments, profanity laden tantrums
and opinions that create words they will potentially regret
later. Despite the best efforts of parents, teaching children
can be challenging and frustrating especially online behaviors.

Online behaviors add another challenge when parents are not
around to monitor, correct and delete potential problems
that could result from uncharacteristic comments that lead
to embarrassment or worse. Digital reputations are important
especially for future career decisions.

With the increased integration of the Internet into the lives
of youth, teens and young adults and the ease of developing
digital content, kids need to learn about the value of their
developing e-Reputations. Their reputations carry weight both
good and bad. Youth, teens and young adults are leaving digital
trails of content that can influence career, educational,
financial and life-style choices.

William Jackson and Aida Correa
William Jackson and Aida Correa

Welcome to a new digital age where a young persons e-Reputation
will precede them in life. A new involvement with kids, a focus
of influence, collaboration and cooperation. e-Reputation was
originally used by reputation management companies to manage
a business social status online. Youth today are online more
often and engaged on social platforms, using social tools that
allow content to spread over a wider audience. Videos are
worth thousands of words because of the ability to share them
on multiple platforms.

Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and other sites are not the dominant
sites for youth. There are many others that contain photos,
video, animations and unique created content. Youth know the
value of staying cloaked, but being hidden will not always be
safe and secure. As politicians, movie producers, law enforcement
members, educators, etc are learning their past reputations
will catch-up with them.

WordCamp Orlando
WordCamp Orlando

Youth still need to know soft people skills that are needed
in business, education, commerce and industries. Careers still
require engagement in personal relationships so youth need to
know how to network, collaborate, get along with others and
even modify the way they see themselves. Behaviors help to
determine reputations because that is what people remember.

The term, “your reputation precedes you,” is imporant because
people will research each other digitally even after meeting
that person, in person and create bias, build or deny a
relationship based on what is seen online. When researched
online the term is defined as:
“Precede means to come before, and reputation means the
beliefs or opinions held about someone. … If your reputation
precedes you, it means people have heard things about you
before they actually meet you.”

WordCamp San Jose
WordCamp San Jose

Technology is changing the way youth learn, engage with each
other, share their knowledge and even manage their relationships
online. There are algorithms built into sites like LinkedIn
that match skills, abilities, talents, and other qualities
to pair with employment opportunities. Dating sites are a
classic example of e-Reputations to either attract attention
to potential mates or even one nite stands.

Parents need to Google their children online and research
the online presense that could potentially lead to future
problems and challenges. In a world that is growing into
a foundation of “thought leadership,” and “knowledge
based information.” Shared in the publication PRWeek
the world of social media, journalism by youth, teens and
young adults, they do not have the luxury of being hidden
online. Their content can be found, categorized and
compartmentalized. Because of the Internet we do not live
in a communications vacuum. What you say about others does
matter, who you take a photo with does make a difference
and when recorded on video can be used either to promote
you or destroy you.

WordCamp San Jose
WordCamp San Jose

The very thoughts of youth are digitally transmitted online
for the world to see and evaluate. The wrong words can
create a reputation that can stop advancement in many
careers and even create controversies years later.
“Black Face” is a hot topic because of the representation
of past racists perceptions and behaviors. Several
high level people have been in trouble from past
behaviors like these that are from their past.

Technology changes everything about how kids learn,
communicate, collaborate, create and innovate.
What kids are learning now will help them be
competitive in the future. Kids need to know the
soft people skills that are still needed in business,
education, commerce and industries. Kids need to know
how to network, get along with others and even change
the way they see themselves.

Advice from Darrah Brustein, founder, Network Under 40,
“I’m here to remind you to create a great impression
in real life and then leverage that work to create a
strong reputation currency online.” Parents make sure
your children understand their content does influence
their future and their content can change the
reputations that they have.

As a parent of two, a professional educator, business
owner, and blogger, I encourage parents to teach and
model for their children to Act with Integrity and
teach that Respect is earned not given and personal
reputations are valuable, not commodities to be
treated carelessly.

Hero Panel at WordCampPHX


Hero Panel at WordCampPHX

WordCamp Phoenix Hero Panel
WordCamp Phoenix Hero Panel

“I think a hero is any person really intent on making this a better
place for all people.” -Maya Angelou

WCPHX chose a few members of the WordPress Community to
share how they use WordPress to make the world a better place
for all people — and how the WordPress community helped them
find their passion, their people, their hometown, their voice,
a livelihood and yes, even love.


Amber Pechin

Cami Kaos

Dustin Filippini

William Jackson can be found at My Quest To Teach 

Aida Correa can be found at LoveBuilt Life, LLC

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