Are you concerned about your child’s safety with texting, mobile phone use and online activity?
All parents are invited to attend the E-Safety Parent Night on Monday, January 11 at 6:30 p.m. in the Mount Si High School auditorium. Become better informed about the dangers involved with social media, phone use, texting and online activity, and learn about tools and tips for helping ensure your student’s safety.
Stefanie Thomas, Victim Advocate/Community Outreach Coordinator for the Seattle Police Department’s Internet Crimes Against Children Task Force will share her expertise on a variety of serious cyber-safety topics. She will discuss: cyberbullying, social networking, online posting, the reality of teens as targets, texting and driving, dangers of sexting, and cell phone and internet safety tips.
The upcoming Parent E-Safety Night will cover the same information and resources that were provided during the October 6 parent meeting. Due to favorable parent feedback from parents who attended that first session, the District is providing this second opportunity to help parents navigate the ever-changing world in which all students are growing up. Two of the resources offered from that session included: Parental Controls Information and Family Texting Boundaries.
In addition to the two Parent Nights, E-Safety assemblies are taking place at all schools this year — as part of the District’s ongoing effort to increase awareness on the important topic of cyber safety among students in grades 4 through 12 and their families. All secondary students (grades 6-12) attended the presentations in October, and outreach to all 4th/5th graders continues through elementary school assemblies scheduled November – March.
The 2015-16 E-Safety Education activities are funded through a grant from the Snoqualmie Valley Schools Foundation.