In today's digital age, the internet plays a crucial role in our students' education and social lives. While it offers countless opportunities for learning and connection, it also presents potential risks that we must all be aware of and actively address.
In school, we teach them digital citizenship, and as such I would like to offer you some important reminders and tips that you can reinforce at home, to help keep your children safe online:
Maintain open lines of communication with your child about their online activities. Encourage them to talk to you if they encounter anything that makes them uncomfortable or if they witness cyberbullying.
Establish clear rules and boundaries for internet use at home. This includes screen time limits, appropriate websites, and social media platforms. Be consistent in enforcing these rules.
Ensure that privacy settings on all devices and social media accounts are configured correctly. Teach your child about the importance of protecting personal information online.
Emphasize the importance of respectful and responsible online behavior. Remind your child that their digital actions can have real-world consequences.
Educate your child about cyberbullying and the impact it can have on individuals. Encourage them to report any incidents, whether they are a victim or a witness.
Teach your child how to identify safe and trusted websites and resources for research and entertainment. Emphasize the importance of avoiding suspicious links and downloads.
We understand that navigating the digital world can be challenging, but by working together, we can create a safer online environment for our students. If you have any questions or need further assistance, please don't hesitate to reach out to us.
Thank you for your continued partnership.
Ms. Christine Pagan, Principal
Mother Teresa Regional Catholic School