What exactly are MySociaLife’s products?
Their flagship program product is an eight-module program for teens and an eight module program for pre-teens. Each module or lesson is 60 to 75 minutes of video coaching that teachers can access via a web-based login. Arriving at their “Teacher Dashboard”, the educators can download a lesson plan to guide the class through each lesson step-by-step, and also download a ‘teacher resource pack’ of extra videos, infographics, and exercises so the teacher can make the class more their own. Within the 60-minutes of training videos, students “breakout” to discuss the topics, punctuated by questions or challenges to debate, and finally conclude with an in class quiz or a written assessment to ensure engagement.
The content covers multiple aspects of life online which require real preparation to be able to navigate carefully and competently. This includes critical thinking online, digital identity, cyberbullying, mental health, obsessive use and impact on focus, sexuality online, privacy, cybersecurity, reputation management, and digital potential. MySociaLife offers training modules for parents and teachers, which can be purchased online as an EdTech course (“just log in and learn”), or alternatively adults can be taught via webinar, or in-person. Finally, the company introduced the first online training program in the world to help child and adolescent psychiatrists support their patients/clients during the pandemic by providing the supporting mental health apps that adolescents could access when not able to see their therapists during the pandemic. This was originated from MySociaLife’s ongoing training of the psychologists and psychiatrists at the largest Children’s Hospital in Africa, Red Cross.