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A Focus on E-Safety Education: October 5 & 6

Are you concerned about your teen’s safety with texting, using their mobile phones and their activity online? Do you wish you understood more ways to help keep him or her safe? To address the important topic of cyber safety, the District is planning several E-Safety Education events, October 5-6, for all Snoqualmie Valley secondary students (grades 6-12) and their parents.

Stefanie Thomas, Victim Advocate/Community Outreach Coordinator for the Seattle Police Department’s Internet Crimes Against Children Task Force has been invited to share her expertise on a variety of serious cyber-safety topics. She will address: cyberbullying, social networking, online posting, the reality of teens as targets, texting and driving, dangers of sexting, and cell phone and internet safety tips.

A special Parent E-Safety Education Night will take place Tuesday evening, October 6, starting at 6:30 p.m. in the Mount Si High School auditorium – for all parents of students in grades 6-12. (8651 Meadowbrook Way SE, Snoqualmie, WA 98065.) Information will be presented and resources made available to help parents navigate social media, texting, smart phones and the Internet — in the ever-changing world in which all students are growing up.
 
Also, E-Safety Education assemblies will take place at all Snoqualmie Valley secondary schools on Monday, October 5 as follows:
  • Twin Falls Middle School (7:45 – 8:45 a.m.)
  • Two Rivers School (9:10 – 10:10 a.m.)
  • Mount Si High School Freshman Campus (10:30 – 11:30 a.m.)
  • Mount Si High School Main Campus (12:20 – 1:20 p.m.)
  • Chief Kanim Middle School (1:45 – 2:34 p.m.)
Thanks to generous support from the Snoqualmie Valley Schools Foundation (a $4,000 grant) for this E-Safety Education outreach, all Snoqualmie Valley secondary students will learn about online risks and safe practices for cell phone/texting/internet use. Parents who attend the October 6 informational meeting will become better informed about the dangers involved, along with tools and tips for helping ensure their students’ safety concerning phone use, texting and online activity.