Understanding our digital footprint and sharing apps that all parents should know about was the focus of a recent conversation with parents at Stone Bridge Middle School; a topic of the utmost importance for our kids and our parents. Our presentation – 1:1 Parent Night Presentation – focused on identifying some things that parents should be aware of when relating to their kids’ devices.
As we continue to develop as a country technologically, the more we need to prepare our kids. I am in awe of technology; and, myself, an enormous fan and user of it. I am a firm believer that kids need to have a model of what good use looks like. Whether it is a Facebook page, Twitter post or Instagram account, we need to model what good digital citizenship is for our kids.
In our district, we use Twitter, Instagram, Facebook, Periscope and other social media tools to celebrate our kids and share various messages. Another benefit is modeling what appropriate and valued social media use looks like. I hope that our kids can understand the power that they hold in their hands – a power that can do many great things, but also one that can be hurtful and harmful.
In the late winter, we hope to have another in our series of conversations with parents. Come and join us when the date is announced!