We named our company 'Village' because it takes a digital village to raise a digital citizen. We know how challenging it is to set limits for our own teens when most of their friends are using Instagram and Snapchat. We're here to be your village and offer you guides and a real alternative to social media for your kids where you can be involved and train them how to be responsible, all while they connect with friends.
You’re aware of the dangers of unrestricted smartphones and unlimited social media and want to protect your kid. However, you know it will be a constant battle if their friends have access to everything you’re trying to protect against. How do you invite others to support your goals? By hosting a village party.
A village party gives you the chance to invite your kid’s friends and their parents (or your friends and their kids) to learn about the harms of social media and unlimited tech, discover Village's Technology Journey and set up accounts on Village Social. You can connect immediately, since you can easily share usernames, and give a brief walk through of the app.
As a host you are responsible for inviting parents of your kid's friends. Village Social helps you with the rest. We will present to your friends via web conference, and help support you.
With just an hour of your time, you can lay the foundation for a fresh approach to socializing digitally with friends and create a healthy environment in which your kids can learn how to be a digital citizen.
Use the online form to schedule your party. A custom webpage is created to explain the party and include the specific details for your party. If you request Adam or Dana from Village to facilitate the party virtually, we'll promptly confirm if the time is available.
You will receive an email with a link to your custom website (village.com/village-party/host-name). Visit your custom webpage and use the sharing icons to send directly to friends via text or email or post to your Facebook page. When friends RSVP on your page, you will receive an email notification.
See an example of a custom page.
During the party, follow the host guide for an easy and successful event. We can also facilitate the meeting for you to help things run smoothly.
A few ideas to continue to grow your village and make a
Follow-up with people who couldn't attend
Invite your extended family to join Village and help them connect with your kids
Make it a habit and use Village over texting or Facebook to establish the norm with your kid.
After completing this form, you will receive an email with a link to your custom website.
Contact firstname.lastname@example.org for questions or help with your party.