October 13, 2011: Parent workshop “ Cyber Savvy” featured presentations of Prachetas 'Porsche' Prabhu from local business IT-Guys and Mark Walz Esq renowned speaker on cyberbullying. They provided sounds advice and tips to prevent and respond to bullying and cyberbullying issues.
8th grade Student Leaders from the student council have been planning PSA assembly for 6th grade students to occur end of November.
All 7th grade students engaged in discussion on how to assist another student and how to get help for themselves in the event of bullying and cyberbullying. Additionally, a group has been established called "Standing up to Teasing and Bullying". This group periodically meets with counselor Nancy Naylor.
All 6th grade students have not only been introduced to bullying and harassment issues in their developmental guidance class, but also shown how to report student psycho-social concerns to the Middle Schools HEART program.
Middle School teachers have implemented systems to proactively address student behavior, which may lead to harassment.
Middle School teachers have been trained on supporting diverse student needs, which may impact students potential to be targeted.
December 5, 2011 (geared towards parents of students ages 13-18)
Your Digital Identity’s Net Worth From College Admissions to Future Employers
To share or not to share? Tag or no tag? The Internet is an open canvas with infinite potential. Who influences and accesses our cyber identity? How can adults facilitate healthy decision-making? Dexterous teens easily conceal their digital footprints, rendering the task of instilling responsibility seemingly formidable. Learn how digital dossiers are created and their potential implications. Acquire pointers to mitigate negative repercussions and accentuate the positive. Ensure students are responsible net users and leave impeccable impressions with every login.
December 6, 2011 (geared towards parents of students ages 5-12)
The Mobile LoJack Parental Control Options for Cell Phones
At what age should children have a cell phone and with what functionality? Should they text, take photos, go online, receive images and have a contact list of their own? In whose name should the phone be in and why? Where should the phone be overnight? Should you pay for GPS tracking, remote power options, time and text limitations or download capabilities? Our experts review how to stay both connected and in control to match the developmental level of a child.