Be Internet Awesome!
The Be Internet Awesome Family Guide gives families the tools and resources to learn about online safety and citizenship at home. Google created this guide for families to make it easier to incorporate and practice good digital habits in your everyday lives. Packed with good stuff, this guide will help you and your kids discuss, learn, and think about online safety together.
Parent University 2019 :: Screenagers
Parent University reconvenes March 21, 2019, at Indian Springs Middle School from 6:00 PM - 7:30 PM with a presentation of SCREENAGERS: Growing Up in the Digital Age. The session will follow with a tabletop discussion of the events portrayed in the video.
SCREENAGERS is an award-winning documentary that probes into the vulnerable corners of family life, including the director's own, and depicts messy struggles over social media, video games, academics, and internet addiction. Through surprising insights from authors and brain scientists solutions emerge on how we can empower kids to best navigate the digital world.
What the Experts Have to Say About SCREENAGERS:
Parenting in the 21st Century is not an easy task. Students today are constantly bombarded with information that may, or may not be factual. Their lives are on display 24/7 through social media, and they have no shortage of detrimental role models when it comes to appropriate online behavior. Every day, a politician, sports figure, or celebrity sparks controversy and career destruction with an obnoxious tweet, a scandalous text, or an embarrassing photo posted online. As parents and educators, we must work together to provide our children with the tools and strategies necessary to navigate this ever changing landscape.
Parent University was held on May 9, 2017, at Indian Springs Middle School, to discuss parenting strategies, potential harmful apps that your children may be using, and we heard from legal experts about the ramifications of inappropriate decisions in the digital world.
We have included the slideshow and a recording of the event below. Please review these useful resources to guide your digital citizen.