Social Media Awareness, Digital Footprints, and Cyberbullying

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Parents from across the district are invited to attend an evening presentation on Tuesday, November 21, 2017 from 6:30pm to 8:30pm at École Heather Park Elementary.

Parent Presentation – Social Media Awareness, Digital Footprints, and Cyberbullying
This parent presentation will focus on all things digital. Your child has now entered into their digital media lives, where cell phone ownership doubles, video game use explodes and they dive into the world of social media and hypertexting. Your child is rapidly developing their personal identity with cell phone in hand and you need to be prepared. Family rules, parental controls and developing a family tech plan will be outlined as well as recommendations for monitoring your teen’s digital life.

As a parent, you must lead the charge as a digital role model and help your child develop a strong digital citizenship foundation while reminding them that their digital footprint is a reflection of their real and online selves. At this age, they will encounter situations that will challenge their independence, including cyberbullying (and more commonly – cyberexclusion), the dangers of anonymity, privacy, sharing intimate images, and inappropriate websites, and you need to be there to provide support and guidance during this critical period. Finally, to better equip you for your digital parenting strategy, a snapshot of the current trends and concerning apps will be provided.

This presentation is from Safer Schools Together.

The school district is putting on the presentation for students during the day, and the District Parent Advisory Council is helping to fund the presentation in the evening. All parents are eligible to attend. We do ask that people register for the event.

Note: for parents not able to attend this session, we are also planning a session from the White Hatter in February.

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