Social Media Workshops

Technology and digital platforms are part of our youths’ everyday lives. It is important to us at RISS that our students are able to navigate themselves safely, responsibly, and ethically through platforms that they are exposed to daily.

Technology and digital platforms are part of our youths’ everyday lives. It is important to us at RISS that our students are able to navigate themselves safely, responsibly, and ethically through platforms that they are exposed to daily.

Our aim at the RISS is to focus, with our students and teachers, on exploring ways to consider, manage and steer through the possibilities and pitfalls of digital media and smartphones.


Allison Ochs from Edit will again run workshops on Social Media for our students this year. Allison is a social worker, educator, public speaker, and author. She wrote the book Would I Have Sexted Back in the 80’s? She travels the world talking to teens, parents and educators. The workshops are tailored to each age group and the different challenges they face.


This year the workshops will be for Grades 6 - 12 from the 22nd - 24th of September. All sessions will be held in the Senior Campus and students from the Junior Campus will be escorted to and from their sessions. The workshops will take place during the school day, but it could perhaps be the case that some students have to come to school for a lesson earlier or go home for a lesson later. The times and days will be communicated to the students.

This year we would also like to invite all of you as parents for an online workshop on the 30th of September at 19:30. We understand that in a world where technology and social media platforms are changing constantly, as parents you are sometimes also facing challenges in supporting your child or how to keep them safe. We hope to see as many of you as possible during the online
workshop. 

We look forward to these workshops next week and to have you all join us in supporting and educating our students in an aspect that has a tremendous amount of influence in their lives.

RISS Leadership Team