National Speaker and Author
“I want students to know they are worth more than the temporary affirmation a LIKE button gives them.” ~ Christy Baca
After seeing the effects social media has had on her daughters’ lives, speaker and author Christy Baca developed awareness programs on the benefits and risks social media poses for teens. Christy specializes in programs for students, parents and educators on social media awareness, cyberbullying and sexual risk awareness. She has more than ten years of speaking and curriculum writing experience in public schools and is a certified Sexual Risk Avoidance Specialist.
Her presentation, “The Good, The Bad and The Ugly,” informs students about what motivates online bullies and encourages them to become an up-stander. She explains the role of an up-stander as one who acts with the three R’s: respond with empathy; report, don’t re-send; and rally with support.
Christy’s parent and staff program defines the positive and negative attributes of social media and equips adults with signs of cyberbullying and how to respond, software monitoring options, and apps frequently abused by teens. Her program gives parents tools for discussing healthy family technology boundaries.
Christy wants students, parents and teachers to know there are ways to communicate and model positive social media in order to change the trend of cyberbullying.
Reviews of Christy Baca's Programs
“Christy did a fantastic job of explaining the risks associated with social media. She even provided the parents with quick tips on monitoring their children and recommended helpful websites.”
~Kenneth Washington, Principal, Webb Middle School, Garland ISD
“My husband and I really enjoyed Christy’s presentation on sex, social media and pornography. We didn’t realize we were so oblivious to the many ideas our children are being exposed to at such a young age. Hearing this and then learning HOW to initiate conversations with our children and talk with them was very valuable. We are looking forward to hearing Christy speak again.”
“The entire administrative team was impressed with her professional yet genuine approach to a very sensitive issue.”
~Crystal Maynard, Guidance Counselor/Administrator, Victory Life Academy