Town Hall on Tues. 10/21, 8:30

Parents, you’re invited to the Town Hall meeting on Cyber Bullying and Internet Safety on Tuesday, October 21 at 8:30 in the library. Dr. Patti Agatston, a friend and former colleague for whom I have great respect, will present information and then engage in a Q&A session. The statistics you’ll see below are from an informal, verbal survey I did with almost all Fourth and Fifth Grade students in classrooms and at lunch tables this week. Most said that their parents can see their texts and emails, but one student shared, “My parents don’t ask what I’m doing on the computer, so I don’t tell them.” Dr. Agatston’s presentation will provide relevant information to help facilitate discussions at home with your child, Pre-First through Fifth Grade, about respectful, responsible behavior online.

From the Weekly Parent Memo:

Is your child safe on the Internet? Join us for an informative presentation and discussion on Internet safety and cyber bullying. Did you know that approximately 95 percent of our 5th grade students have texting capabilities on a cell phone, iPod, or other device? Ninety-nine percent have heard of Instagram, and 22 percent have their own Instagram account. Some students log in to Facebook using a parent’s account. Dr. Patti Agatston, author and cyber bullying expert will share valuable information and advice to keep your kids safe on the Internet. Lower School Librarian Debbie Cushing will also speak about the digital citizenship curriculum presented to students.

Click here to RSVP by Monday, October 20

See you Tuesday morning!


6 responses to “Town Hall on Tues. 10/21, 8:30”

  1. mrstallworth says :

    Reblogged this on Thrilled to Be In Third Grade! 2014-2015 and commented:
    Please see this note from Kate Strother.

  2. shandelee2014 says :

    Reblogged this on Discovering What's Behind Door 4R39…. and commented:
    Hope you can make this important event–especially relevant for parents of fourth and fifth graders.

  3. kadabalucey says :

    Reblogged this on A Year of Growth and Discovery and commented:
    Please read a note from our School Counselor, Kate Strothers.

  4. bandygray says :

    Reblogged this on Leaping into 3rd Grade! and commented:
    Here is a note from our School Counselor!

  5. prylesgilbert3 says :

    Reblogged this on PGB3G and commented:
    Kate Strother asked us to call your attention to her post about the Town Hall Meeting tomorrow on Cyber Bullying and Internet Safety.

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