Exploring Trends in Tech Use and Internet Safety with Youth

  • On-Demand Webinar
  • Recorded on Thursday, November 16, 2023
  • 1.5 hour training
  • FREE for YIPA members
  • 95% approval rating
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Learners' Own Words

"I really enjoyed the session, she was a great presenter and I liked that she was so knowledgeable on the topic."

"This was one of the most informational trainings I've had in a while."

"Great information and examples. Thank you!"

Your Training Description

When young people don’t see the need to access the internet carefully, they may experience harm or exploitation with lasting negative impacts. Creating space to talk about what they’re experiencing online is essential. You can support youth by engaging in open conversations about safe social media use and equip them with critical thinking skills to safely navigate the digital landscape. Join us to ensure you’re contributing to safer online experiences for the youth you work with.

Your Learning Objectives

  • Learn about popular apps and features youth currently use
  • Recognize the role of online culture in youths' daily lives
  • Identify how young people may experience exploitation online
  • Explore the impact of young people accessing pornography
  • Learn how you can facilitate conversations with youth about internet safety

Your Trainer


Carly Hiti is the Safe Harbor Youth Advocate at the Program for Aid to Victims of Sexual Assault (PAVSA) in Duluth, MN. In her current role, Carly provides supportive services to youth across four counties who have experienced sexual abuse, sexual exploitation, and/or sex trafficking. Prior to this role, she worked with homeless and runaway youth in a shelter setting providing basic needs and care to youth involved in child protection matters. In addition to direct services, Carly provides education and outreach to students in local middle and high schools, trains professionals on how to connect with and support youth, and frequently collaborates with prosecutors, child protection, law enforcement, and juvenile corrections to support youth in a variety of settings. Carly has earned certifications in Sexual Assault Advocacy, Youth Mental Health First Aid, and ChildFirst® Forensic Interviewing Protocol.

Your Competency Focus Area


Each of YIPA’s trainings are designed around a broad framework of eight youth work competencies. The competency focus of this training is: AT-RISK BEHAVIORS.

Develop life-saving skills to identify the warning signs of unhealthy and risky behavior, understand risky behaviors based on a knowledge of adolescent brain development, and know when to report and refer.

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This training will count as 1.5 CE hours for most boards. Please contact your board directly with questions on submitting. You are encouraged to print or save this training information as a PDF for your records.