Anyway, I would appreciate your ideas about topics and content. I assume smartphones, App Stores, et al, are as important as web browsing, perhaps even more given their popularity amongst the kids.
It will be 45 minutes and I want it to be interesting and useful!
Thanks in advance for your advice.
Anything you say online is much more like posting to the front page of a newspaper or walking down the street with a megaphone and it can get out of hand very fast. Like the telephone game, what you said can rapidly become warped and it is magnified because of the potential size of the audience involved.
Maybe select the best nuggets from them, and add your personal spin, eg based on anything that has happened to family and friends, and at work. Maybe ask the head teacher if there is any recent experience of theirs worth folding in. (I am a school governor, and I am aware that interesting incidents are fielded from time to time at school.)
Still remember the time a dad came to speak at my school who was an airline captain. He brought toy Delta Jets and Crew Wings!
The kiddos will forget your 'meaningful/insightful' chat in 15 minutes. The tchotkes stick around.
If you've not done a lot of work with this audience typedo a dry run with the principal and some teachers and ask for frank feedback; as you're speaking to minors in a formal setting I guess this is prudent anyway.