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Parent’s Night Out – Social Media Awareness, Safer Schools Together

New Westminster – Resources mentioned at the Parent’s Night Out talk are available below:

Social Media Checklist Safer Schools Together
Sexting Safety Agreement by J. Hengstler (2016)
Family Cell Phone & Technology Use Contract by Carrie Goldman
Family Media Agreement K-5 by (2013)

The NWPD is happy to announce Parent’s Night Out! If you’re a parent and you want to be equipped with social media awareness and management, mark your calendars! On February 21st at 6:30, we are hosting another Parent’s Night Out.

Your child is rapidly developing their personal identity with cell phone in hand and you need to be prepared. Family rules, parental controls and developing a family tech plan will be outlined as well as recommendations for monitoring your child’s digital life. As a parent, you must lead the charge as a digital role model and help your child develop a strong digital citizenship foundation while reminding them that their digital footprint is a reflection of their real and online selves. At this age, they will encounter situations that will challenge their independence, including cyberbullying (and more commonly – cyberexclusion), the dangers of anonymity, privacy, sharing intimate images, and inappropriate websites, and you need to be there to provide support and guidance during this critical period. Finally, to better equip you for your digital parenting strategy, a snapshot of the current trends and concerning apps will be provided.

“In a rapidly changing online-world, we’re encouraging all parents to stay ahead of the trends and be up to speed with how to safely manage social media with your children,” stated Media Relations Officer Acting Sergeant Jeff Scott. “This event is free, but space is limited!”

If you would like to attend our Parent’s Night Out, sign up here!