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.
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.
According to Wikipedia, Youtube was created in 2005 by Chad Hurley, Steve Chen, and Jawed Karim. It was sold to Google in 2006 for 1.65 billion dollars. “As of February 2017, there were more than 400 hours of content uploaded to YouTube each minute, and one billion hours of content being watched on YouTube every day,” according to the wikipedia article. But as your students are learning in their digital citizenship training, it’s not all true, good, or free. Common Sense Media has some great advice for parents concerning your child and Youtube. Click on the image above to read the article from Common Sense Media.
As part of the Intermediate School digital citizenship curriculum, students learn three things about all that information available to them at the click of a mouse: it’s not all good, it’s not all true, and it’s not all free. They are taught to immediately leave their device and tell an adult if something comes on their screen that is inappropriate. The article below from Common Sense Media will give you tips on how to help make those instances few and far between.
Here is another good tip from Common Sense Media. Click on the image below to read the entire article.
As a Common Sense Digital Citizenship Certified School, we think it is important to partner with parents to guide students safely through the sometimes hazardous waters of the internet. That is why we will begin sharing every Tuesday a resource created by Common Sense Media designed to answer tough questions or give guidance to parents when it comes to their children and the online world. Today’s resource is called, “Five Questions to Ask Before You Get Your Kid a Phone.” You can read the article by clicking on the image below: