Registration to UNESCO IITE online course “Effective Communication between Parents and Teenagers” is now open

30 July 2018

The UNESCO Institute for Information Technologies in Education (IITE) invites you to the online course “Effective Communication between Parents and Teenagers”.

This course was developed by the UNESCO IITE in 2017 and more than 1,200 people have completed training in the three previous groups. The course is based on the results of joint projects "TEENS: A Guidebook for Parents of Teenagers" and "Mama Mia! To be a Teenager's Parent" of UNESCO and PSYCHOLOGIES During summer of 2018, the online course was supplemented with new up-to-date materials.

The training course is aimed to increase parents’ communication competencies with teenagers for effective interaction with their children, building and maintaining trust and mutual support in the long-term.

The course lasts 32 academic hours (8 hours a week). The training takes place at a convenient time for a participant and course materials are available for 24 hours. The training is provided free of charge. At the end of the course, participants who have completed the entire program will receive an electronic certificate from UNESCO IITE about a successful completion of the course.

The duration of the course is from July 30 to August 26, 2018 (4 weeks) in the form of distance and blended learning through EDUtech platform at

Training modules of the online course:
1 - Development of children and adolescents. Some aspects of child and adolescent psychology, physiology and psychosexual development of a child and adolescent.
2 - Risky behavior of adolescents. The causes and consequences of teenagers' risky behavior, including substance use, self-harm and suicide attempts and early commencement of sexual relations.
3 - How to maintain contact and develop relationship? How to learn to better understand a teenager and how to build with him / her a respectful and trusting relationship. Models of effective response of parents to complex communicative situations.
4 - A happy life in the context of different circumstances. Exploring the complex situations in which a child and family may be: violence and bullying at school or home; mental disorders; sexually transmitted infections; family breakdown; sexual orientation; parenting children from different marriages, etc.

Registration for the online course is open until July 30, 2018, and in order to register please:
1. Create an account on EDUtech platform through the link:
2. Confirm your email address. It is necessary to find a letter from EDUtech in your e-mail box and confirm registration by clicking on the active link in the letter. Attention! Often this letter gets into a “SPAM” folder, therefore it is necessary to check up that folder as well. If the letter is not received, the organizers authorize users manually in the end of each working day.
3. Enter the Platform. After you confirm the address, you will be able to login into EDUtech and participate in the training courses. Login link:
4. Enter the course. Direct link:

Additional Information.
If you have any questions about registration at the platform and registration for the course, please contact Vitaly Nikonovich, the head of EDUtech by e-mail:

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