Speaker for Schools | Tanya Goodin | eSafety and PSHE Speaker
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Speaker for schools

Helping children and parents navigate the digital world

Tanya has been a speaker for schools for over seven years – speaking as part of the Online Safety, Media and Digital Literacy and Healthy Lifestyles elements of the PSHE curriculum. As a speaker for schools she has spoken to staff and to junior and senior school pupils and their parents (both separately from their children and together). Tanya has spoken to children from ages 8 to 18 about their screen use in PSHE workshops. She very much enjoys being a speaker for schools at both ends of the student age spectrum.

 

Talks given include:

 

  • ‘Managing your Digital Footprint’ (pupils)
  • ‘Teens and Screens’ (parents)
  • ‘Screens and Mental Health’ (parents)
  • ‘Digital Detox for You and Your Children’ (parents)
  • ‘Time to Log Off?’ – internet addiction and you’ (pupils)
  • ‘Shine Online!’how to make social media work for you (pupils)
  • ‘Women and the Internet’ (pupils)
  • ‘Digital Citizenship’ (pupils)

 

KenPrepProject Above: Tanya judging an entrepreneurship project at Kensington Prep School, London

 

If you are interested in booking Tanya as a speaker for schools please visit the contact page.

 

 

Testimonials as a Speaker for Schools

 

We were hugely impressed with Tanya’s presentation to our Year 8 pupils and a separate session to parents. Tanya has a wealth of experience to share, and she conveys her knowledge and digital wisdom engagingly and with authority. We look forward to welcoming her back to our school in the near future.”

Deputy Head, Magdalen College School

Tanya came to speak to our Year 8s about navigating the digital world. Her talk was engaging and interactive, maintaining the students’ attention for the full hour; not an easy task! Her talk generated lots of questions and discussion from the pupils and I would have no hesitation in recommending Tanya to other schools.”

Head of Year, St Paul’s Girls’ School

“Tanya came to Forest as part of a series of talks this summer to help our parents deal with and understand topical issues as their children grow up. Her talk was utterly brilliant and incredibly informative. Tanya is able to relate as a parent herself and also an expert in her field. So impressed were we, that we will be booking her again to talk to both pupils and parents next term.”

Deputy Head Pastoral, Forest Prep School

‘Tanya came to work with our staff as part of our process to design a draft mobile phone policy.  She led a presentation and then chaired a discussion, both of which had very positive reviews from all present; as the group already had significant knowledge in this area that made the experience even more impressive.  Tanya pitched things incredibly well, engaging all colleagues via her personable approach and insightful subject knowledge. I would thoroughly recommend working with Tanya and remain very grateful for her time and expertise.”

Senior Deputy Head, Lord Wandsworth College

“Tanya came to speak to our houseparents about teenagers and screen use and we’re now amending our phone/tech policies as a result. It was a great presentation, evidence-informed, clear, enabling, she doesn’t agree with banning screens, it’s all about boundaries. She has a huge amount of experience in tech sector, she knows the behaviours and dopamine firing mechanisms the app industry use to get you hooked – I learnt a lot! Highly recommended to talk to staff, students & parents.” 

Senior Housemistress and Head of eSafety, Lord Wandsworth College

“Tanya gave a talk to our Year 6,7 and 8s on navigating the digital world. The messages given to the pupils were clear, sensible and reinforced everything that we have been teaching them through form time and PSHCE lessons. Her presentation to the parents in the evening on ‘Teens and Screens’ was spot on! It was lively, entertaining and full of practical advice which the parents found very informative. In this fast moving digital world parents were delighted to hear from an expert some helpful tips to ensure that their children use technology in a healthy and sensible manner. Thank you, Tanya!”

Deputy Head (Pastoral), Haberdashers’ Aske’s School for Girls

“Tanya delivered a talk to the Years 5 & 6 girls and then to our staff and whole school parental body. We found her talk to be instructive and thought provoking.  She provided plenty of practical ideas for parents and staff concerned about children’s digital lives. I would highly recommend her for parent & teacher talks! Her friendly, but no nonsense approach, encouraged parents to take action regarding children’s use of screens.

Associate Head of Curriculum, Norland Place School

“Tanya spoke to our Vth form and separately to the whole school parents. Her no-nonsense and sensible approach engaged the students and also empowered the parents with regards to the issues surrounding device use.  We have had excellent feedback and parents have stated that they feel significantly more confident with laying out clear boundaries at home.  In addition, it has helped the school evaluate our procedures with regards to screen time so that we can take positive steps forward.”

Deputy Head Pastoral, Hurstpierpoint College

“Tanya visited our school in October 2017, her presentation to parents was excellent. Tanya targeted the need to raise awareness of the effect social media has on young people today. Having statistics drawn from recent research had a positive impact and I’m certain the parents and staff came away with a wealth of knowledge that will help them manage their children’s use of ‘screen time’ in the future. 

We will most certainly be welcoming Tanya back in to school so that she can speak to the children themselves and enhance our safeguarding and pastoral care.

Assistant Head (Designated Safeguarding Lead), The Oratory Prep School

“Tanya came in to UCS and spoke to the Middle School parents and the Year 9 boys – very professional and the talk was well received. Highly recommended!”

Head of PSHE, University College School

“Tanya gave an engaging and authoritative presentation on young people and the digital world. It was very much appreciated by parents and staff.”

Headmaster, St Benedict’s School, Ealing

“Tanya has given a number of talks at St Mary’s School Ascot to parents and pupils from Year 8 to Upper VI over the last two years. Tanya has addressed a variety of topics including social media envy, privacy and safety, internet addiction and building a positive online profile. We have found Tanya’s talks to be clear, current, insightful and well received by both pupils and parents who have found them very relevant. I would highly recommend Tanya as a speaker in schools.”

Deputy Headmistress, St Mary’s School Ascot

“Tanya talked to our Year 10s on internet addiction and managing their digital lives, her talk was really informative and engaging! I would definitely recommend her to other schools looking for a speaker on the subject.”

PSHE Coordinator, Balcarras School, Cheltenham

“Tanya’s presentation on Managing your Digital Footprint was perceptive and revealing, delving into current issues such as internet addition, dealing with your brand online and how other people see you, as well as the distortion of reality on social media. The Lower VI students found it informative and thoroughly engaging.”

Enrichment Coordinator and Director of Studies, d’Overbroeck’s, Oxford

“Tanya gave a series of engaging and informative talks to Year 8 and 9 students and also to parents. She was a most impressive speaker.”

Director of Digital Strategy, St Mary’s Cambridge

“I thoroughly enjoyed your talk. My daughter also gave you really positive feedback, and I truly appreciate having someone else affirm what I’ve been trying to tell her! Please keep helping kids and parents find a well-balanced perspective!”

Parent, Senior school talk

“Great, engaging speech. I feel empowered to wrestle those phones off them now!”

Parent, Junior school talk

“Tanya kick-started our Year 6 ‘Stepping into Business’ project with a thought-provoking yet entertaining talk. The girls were enraptured from the very beginning and were fascinated to learn more about entrepreneurship and how to succeed in business. Tanya is an inspiring role model for the girls and we would have no hesitation in recommending her to other schools or ask her to be involved in future projects.”

Director of Studies, Kensington Prep School 

“Thank you so much for coming to my school to do your talk, I found it really interesting and useful!”

Lower VIth student

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