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.
See you Tuesday morning!