Raymond Junior High School students will have the opportunity to participate in the Safer Schools presentations on Wednesday, September 27 in our school. Please see the following for more information:
Dear Raymond Jr High School parents/guardians:
We have the opportunity to have presentations made to our students regarding social media by Safer Schools. They are scheduled to also provide similar presentations to interested parents and guardians. For RJHS, we will have presentations made to our Gr 7 & 8’s along with the RES Gr. 6’s on Wednesday morning, September 27th at 10:00 – 11:30 am at the RJHS gym. The same day, at 12:20 – 2:00, our Gr. 9’s will have a similar presentation with RHS Gr. 10 students. Presentations will include:
The student presentation will focus on lessons and content that is most applicable to the particular age group. This presentation will cover all things digital, from digital citizenship and how to be a good digital citizen to the criminal consequences of cyberbullying. Some of the most prominent concerns currently surrounding student’s use of social networking sites and smartphones will be discussed. Topics covered will include: how to practice netiquette (online etiquette), how to recognize and respond to cyberbullying, the criminal and social consequences of cyberbullying behavior and the possession and distribution of intimate images (sexting), self-peer exploitation, digital media habits and oversharing, digital addiction, piracy and plagiarism.
The parent presentation will focus on all things digital. Your child in Middle/High School has now entered into the peak of their digital media lives, where cell phone ownership doubles, video game use explodes and they dive into the world of social media and hypertexting. 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 tween/teen’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 tattoo is a reflection of their real and online selves. At this age, they will encounter situations that will challenge their independence, including cyberbullying, cyberexclusion, the dangers of anonymity, privacy, sharing intimate images, and inappropriate websites. Parents have an important role to play in providing support and guidance during critical periods. A snapshot of current trends and concerning apps will be provided to equip you in your digital parenting strategy.
Parents are free to attend any presentation that works for their schedule: The presentations are as follows:
Magrath School Library Monday Night 7:00 pm
Cardston Jr High Library Tuesday Night 7:00 pm (Mountain View, Hill Spring, Glenwood and Cardston Parents)
Raymond Jr High Gym Wednesday Night 7:00 pm (Raymond and Stirling Parents)