Technology Tip Tuesday

Are you familiar with Fortnight?  If not, chances are your child is.  According to Polygon,Fortnight Battle Royale isn’t merely the biggest game of 2018; it’s a genuine cultural phenomenon.”  With that kind of popularity comes risks from scammers.  Click on the image below to read the Comon Sense Media article that details what to look for and how to protect yourself and your child.

Technology Tip Tuesday

Our children are growing up in a culture immersed in technology.  It is no wonder that getting them to put down the device  or turn away from the screen can be a real struggle. Once again, Common Sense Media provides excellent advice to parents regarding this increasingly important topic.  Click on the image above to read the entire article.

Technology Tip Tuesday

Common Sense Media has a wonderful article that highlights several apps to aid parents in keeping track of their child’s internet activity.  The article stresses the importance of open communication and the need to teach digital citizenship long before their child becomes immersed in the online world, but these apps can certainly help.  Click on the image below to read the entire article.

Technology Tuesday Tip

Do you know what “ghosting” is?  Have you heard of  “subtweeting”?  Common Sense Media gives you the break-down on the definition of those terms and others we should become familiar with in order to help our children protect themselves when dealing with social media.  Click on the image above to read their excellent article on the subject.

A Visit from the White Oak Volunteer Fire Department

Wednesday was a very special day.  The White Oak Volunteer Fire Department visited the elementary campus to talk to the students in PreK-5th grade about the importance of fire safety.  They brought a fire truck, inflatable house, and an information bag with fire hat for each student.  How blessed we are to live in a city with the volunteers we have.  Thank you so much for investing your lives to protect the citizens of White Oak.   Click on the slideshow below to see pictures of the occasion and find good safety tips.