Keeping our children safe online

As members of the digital age, we are responsible for working with parents to educate children about the benefits and perils of social media.  Here at ISP, every student in kindergarten-grade 5 participates in digital citizenship learning modules and has ongoing opportunities to practice important online safety skills.  We use programs and apps that contain elements of social media and we help students practice appropriate ways to use social media.  
At a recent parent meeting the question came up about how we can best work together to ensure that our children learn healthy digital behaviors.  One resource we can share with parents is a consortium called Common Sense Media.  We encourage you to take a look at this website as a way to gain important information about media and get ideas for how to navigate the digital landscape with your child.  There are articles and videos available in English and Spanish on a range of topics; from how to manage screen time to how to foster privacy.
We will hold a Digital Citizenship parent coffee in the next semester and will invite you in to learn more about how we help children learn to be safe and smart, while online.  Until then, please review that website or reach out to the technology teachers (Mr. Michael and Ms. Jeny) if you have any specific questions.
Ms. Becky and the elementary team