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					Peer pressure from older students and negative role models can create environments in which even “good kids” can succumb
to negative influences. Katie Koestner, national expert on student safety and wellness issues, provides a comprehensive look
at the new risks your children may face when it comes to high school parties, social networking, social addictions, substance
use, hook-up culture, harassment, bullying, and other relationship issues. Katie’s combination of anecdotes, research, case
studies and discussion never fails to create an engaging, thought-provoking experience for her audience members. She
successfully bridges the generation gap. The program provides a list of suggestions for establishing positive relationships and
how to continue parenting through the teen years. High risk behaviors will be identified as well as ways to reduce risk. She will
cover various “sticky” situations and how to handle them, including parties, associations with peers, students, cyber-friends,
and more.

"Cyber-Smarts"
Have many of your students created MySpace profiles or Facebook pages, and do they know the ways in which cyber-
predators use the Internet to target victims?

"Cyber-Smarts" is a fun, informative program on everything students need to know about the downside of these cutting-edge
technologies. Participants are led through a tour of live popular websites while discussing the risks of use for children and
teens. The program covers everything from Instant Messenger to understanding the techniques of online pornographers to
the temptations of online gambling. In exploring the technologies that have grown up alongside students, participants will
better understand how to protect themselves from possible addictions

Technology has become the racing pulse of relationship newness, and the flying fingers composing a sext message can type
promises of a hook-up later that night. Our heartbeats quicken only to dampen when an image of sexual exploitation, photos
sent in post break-up desperation, or the webcam’s capture of the consensual made non-consensual with film. When our
“personal” communications become instantly public and permanent through the World Wide Web and indelible imprint of data
transmission, how do we even keep secrets anymore?

Have they ever taken their fights online or over text-message? Do they understand the legal consequences of taking those
fights online? Have they ever filmed their slumber parties with their cell phones and then stuck that footage on YouTube? Do
they understand the consequences of using video phones to record the behavior and images of others? Have they thought
about what their usernames say about them to others? Have they used their favorite song on their LiveJournal page, and do
they understand the consequence of using other intellectual property for such purposes? We will cover these issues and many
others during this kid-friendly, informative, and interactive program. Students will better understand the world of Cyber-
Socializing, Blogs, and Cyber-Stalking by bringing three-dimensional reality to the two-dimensional world of Cyberspace. We
also cover cyber-bullying and harassment among peers as well as fighting online.

Katie analyzes the current world of relationships with her fully-charged dissection of American Tech Culture’s influence in the
simple human endeavor of forming and maintaining meaningful relationships. She will take a look at the top legal, financial,
social, educational, employment policy, and gender issues concerning technologies used by college students as they relate to
romance. Audience members will be challenged to consider their consumption of this online world of messages, images,
wikis, blogs, twitter feeds, videos, and applications. Privacy, free speech, defamation, transparency, sexism, addiction, and
much more will be illustrated through Katie’s illuminating face-paced tour of the World Wide Web, gaming, and technological
communication. Katie will get her audience laughing one minute and wide-eyed the next with her tightly woven analysis and
informative lecture.




            BLUSH PO BOX 1044, Kokomo, IN 46903                888-509-1840       blushgirls.org info@blushgirls.org
                                      Expect Respect and Respectful Relationships

Expect Respect:
In this emotionally gripping presentation, Katie discusses her journey from victim to survivor while educating students about
healthy relationships and respect. Interweaving her own story with vignettes from survivors across the country, Katie offers a
three-fold message of successful gender communication, responsibility in regards to drug and alcohol use, and respect for
oneself and for peers. Seeing sexual assault through Katie's eyes enables students to challenge stereotypes and confront
conventional beliefs and behaviors. Her emotionally charged talk fosters an environment of understanding and helps to lay the
groundwork for proactive, long-term behavioral transformation. Katie puts date rape on a level where everyone can feel and
to which anyone can relate.

Respectful Relationships for middle school students:
“It’s just a joke.” “We’re just kidding.” But it hurts. The victim and the community suffer when harassment and bullying
exist in our schools. Just a Joke is the presentation that challenges those who would be perpetrators to rethink their
behaviors, empowers those who would be targets to take a stand, and motivates those who witness disrespectful behavior to
get on the side of proactive prevention!

Our energetic, positive presenter gets her audience analyzing real life cases, discussing responsibility and learning skills to
intervene going forward. Participants often burst out in laughter in one moment and then hush into thoughtful silence during
the next. She uses pop-culture references and media literacy as a backdrop of familiarity to start the program and then takes
the issues closer to home with case studies. Personal examples will help your students learn to take responsibility for their
actions and inactions.

Our program provides a thoughtful analysis of the assumptions surrounding gender, race, religious, ethnic, economic,
appearance, sexuality and other hot-button topics. Let us help keep respect the norm in your community!

Respectful Relationships: Teen Relationship Culture

An engaging presentation for parents about the realities of teen relationships.

Is your daughter receiving Facebook Pokes from boys across town? Is your son sexting with a girl he met last weekend at a
Model UN conference? Has your teen started an Honesty Box to solicit the digital dirt of anonymous friends? Do you know
what the current bootiquette is for texting, gaming, live outings, and in-person relationships? If you have no idea what we’re
talking about, come out for this fast-paced program to catch up on the inside world of teens. Learn what they’re doing when,
why and how.

Peer pressure to go faster farther with less attachment than ever abounds. Do teens separate these casual relationships from
their “real” ones? What impact does this have for future intimacy and can even “good kids” succumb to negative influences?
Katie Koestner, national expert on student safety and wellness issues, provides a comprehensive look at the new risks your
children may face when it comes high school parties, social networking, social addictions, substance use, hook-up culture,
harassment, sexual exploitation, and other relationship issues.

Katie’s combination of anecdotes, research, case studies, and discussion never fails to create an engaging, thought-provoking
experience for her audience members. She successfully bridges the generation gap, making her presentation relevant to
parents of tweens, teens and young adults. The program provides a list of suggestions for establishing positive relationships
and how to continue parenting through the adolescent years. High risk behaviors will be identified as well as ways to reduce
risk. She will cover various "sticky" situations and how to handle them, including parties, associations with college aged
students, cyber-friends, and more. An examination of the focus of gender and self-concept and the importance of a healthy
self-esteem is integral to the program.




            BLUSH PO BOX 1044, Kokomo, IN 46903               888-509-1840        blushgirls.org info@blushgirls.org

				
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