By Dana Miller, Accountability Committee
Toolbox Seminar #1 – Helping Parents Keep Their Kids Safe on the Internet
On Tuesday, November 14th at 5:30 pm, in the auditorium, our School Resource Officer, Deputy Greg Everhart, will give a presentation to parents and students regarding Internet safety, the dangers of social networking, the dangers of sexting and alcohol awareness.
This presentation deals specifically with what constitutes criminal behavior, what the legal and social consequences of these behaviors are, and the pitfalls of getting involved in social networking, i.e., Facebook, Snap Chat, Instagram, ask.fm, and more.
Sexting, social networking crimes, and the abuse of drugs and alcohol are issues that have become pervasive in our schools and are having tragic consequences to include suicide. Very often, parents have little knowledge of their kids’ involvement until it’s too late.
Officer Everhart’s presentation is a frank and unfiltered discussion intended to provide parents and their children (grades middle school and older), with information on how our children fall prey to social pressures and social networking. It will empower us to better stay in tune with what’s going on in our children’s lives and understand how and when to intervene when necessary. It will also provide examples of warning signs to watch for and how to deal with them. The presentation may not be appropriate for younger audience members as topics such as drugs, alcohol, and sexting will be addressed.
Upcoming Toolbox Seminars:
December 12 - 7:00 am in room E100; Andrea Philleo, LSW, will speak on how to relate to your adolescent girl and issues involving girl’s self-esteem
February 14 - 7:00 am in room E100; Reading Skills (tentative)
March 13 - 5:30 pm in library; Jarod Musick, Financial Advisor, will discuss a variety of financial issues, including college savings and scholarships
April 10 - 5:30 pm in library; Colin Terry, Associate Dean of Students at Colorado School of Mines, will discuss the effects of technology and multitasking on learning and retention
May 8 - 5:30 pm in library 5:30 pm – school counselors will discuss strategies for supporting your student and how school counselors can be utilized
The Accountability Committee advises both the Principal and the Steering Committee by evaluating the schools effectiveness and researching pertinent issues.