The School Setting and Social Pressures
We have officially been in school now for a full month (as of last Friday), we have entered the Fall Season, and the first report cards are going home in just 3 short weeks. As you have also heard, we are beginning BYOD (Bring Your Own Device) for 3rd -5th grades. More parent information regarding BYOD will be given during our Open House on October 3rd (5:30pm-7pm).
With electronic devices comes a lot of social pressures that we didn't even have when we were growing up: Cyberbullies, online predators, and fraud. In response to this, we are "celebrating" Cyber Safety Week this week. For more informaion regarding Cyber Safety, you can go to the following links:
- a general Cyber Safety website that has all sorts of resources as well as online counseling services for youngsters
- another Cyber Safety website that has parent as well as community Cybersafety resources
There are many more resources on the net, but these have the most comprehensive information regarding cyberbullying, use of mobile devices, and helping your child stay away from online predators.