Shaping the Way Our Children Use Smartphones
Internet and social media are here to stay. Good can come from this kind of connectedness online, but the flipside is filled with false information, risky behavior, cyberbullying, sexualized and concerning content. Shape the Sky is dedicated to spreading awareness to help parents and professionals create safe and responsible children online.
Join the discussion and help us make a difference.
Download Our Technology Contract
Kids have the skills to use technology, but can lack the wisdom to use it responsibly. Our contract will help guide the conversation and set expectations about responsible social media and technology use. If you have a child that owns or uses a device, this free contract is a must for your family.
What is Shape the Sky?
At Shape the Sky, we provide educational resources and the necessary tools to teach adults about risky behaviors of the internet and social media and how to create responsible children online and on their smartphones. We’ll give you an inside perspective on the world of social media that our children live in, so you know how to talk about it with them.
Shape the Sky offers face-to-face and virtual training sessions, a catalog of training videos, and Social and Emotional Learning (SEL) curriculum to spread awareness of youth culture on social media and its impact on society. We offer training courses for parents, professionals that work with children, students, counselors, therapists, social workers, law enforcement, community groups, and more.
Shaping Your Wisdom
We offer Social and Emotional Learning (SEL) curriculum, a video training series, and in-person and online social media safety training courses for adults to help navigate the virtual world our children are immersed in.
In-Person & Virtual Trainings
Contact us to schedule an in-person or virtual training to learn about social media safety and its impact on our youth.
Shaping Digital Wisdom Curriculum
Explore nine lesson plans for middle school and high school students about smart and responsible technology use.
Access our adult-designed parent training series to learn all you need to know about social media and its impact on youth and mental health.
Andrea S. Okonak, M. Ed
Michel M. Keller
Dr. Timothy M. Wagner
Tools for Keeping Children and Students Safe
Join the “Think Before You Post” Pledge
Join the hundreds of students who already signed the “Think Before You Post” Pledge to promote healthy and safe smartphone use.
In 2019, middle school student Kari Ann Leventopoulos wrote a pledge to help other students better manage their time and image online. She wanted to spread the message “Think before you post, and unplug to unwind” to encourage students to practice responsible smartphone usage and protect their future. This is a great starting point for elementary and middle aged youth who are just beginning to use technology.