While social media can be a great tool for connecting with friends and staying informed, it can also be a source of cyberbullying and misinformation. The LPS Key Concepts in Digital Citizenship emphasize students’ ability to “Know appropriate responses to social interactions online that could be considered hurtful to others“ and to “Know appropriate responses to social interactions online that could be considered inappropriate and risky.”
Here are some resources for parents/guardians looking to talk with their children about navigating the digital world safely and responsibly:
The American Academy Of Pediatrics (AAP) recommends families have thoughtful conversations around the purposes for using digital media and offers an online tool for creating a “personalized family media use plan.” https://lps.org/go/y8ov
Common Sense Media provides resources and information to help parents navigate the digital world with their children. Check out their resources about social media here: https://www.commonsensemedia.org/articles/social-media
By having these conversations and providing resources to our children, we can empower them to make healthy choices and have a positive experience with social media and technology.
Safe Searching Tools
The LPS Key Concepts in Digital Citizenship emphasize students’ ability to “Apply strategies for effective and efficient searches for information” and “Evaluate and select appropriate sources to answer questions.” LPS Educators work hard to help students understand not every search should be a “Google” search. Students have access to high-quality digital content, from school and home, linked from our library web page. These resources include: eBooks, encyclopedias (in multiple languages), databases of periodicals and reference resources, streaming media, and more!
For more information, visit the library web page found on our school’s website.