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Please join us for one or both of the evening parent sessions:

Wed., Jan. 21 from 7 to 8:30 p.m.
at Farnsworth Middle School (Grades 4-8)

Thurs., Jan. 22 from 7 to 8:30 p.m.
at Guilderland High School (Grades 9-12)

Attendees are encouraged to bring their mobile devices and tablets for hands-on learning.

Digital Citizenship Week set for Jan. 20-23

Dec. 23, 2014—From Facebook and Twitter to Instagram and SnapChat, social media is all around us—and our children. That is why now, more than ever, it is important to educate students and parents about the value of being good digital citizens.

“Social media apps and sites play a pivotal role both in and out of the educational setting,” said Assistant Superintendent for Instruction Dr. Demian Singleton. “It’s a priority for us to make sure that our students are well-equipped to use of these tools in a responsible manner.”

To that end, GCSD is pleased to welcome internationally recognized educator and advocate Chris Vollum, of CMV Social Media, Inc., for a week of presentations and activities related to digital citizenship.

From Jan. 20-23, Vollum will work with students and teachers in each of the district’s seven school buildings. He will also present two evening parent sessions, entitled Social Media Fitness, on Jan. 21 and 22.

The evening session on Wed., Jan. 21 is primarily geared towards students in grades 4-8 and their parents. It will be held from 7 to 8:30 p.m. in the Farnsworth Middle School cafetorim. The evening session on Thurs., Jan. 22 will be held from 7 to 8:30 p.m. in the Guilderland High School LGI and is primarily geared towards students in grades 9-12 and their parents.

Both sessions of Social Media Fitness will cover similar topics and help both students and parents to:

Understand Digital Citizenship; respect, integrity, honesty, boundaries & legal risks;

Become “Googleable;” building a compelling online reputation and inspiring presence;

Walk-through of privacy settings on Twitter, Instagram, Facebook, Vine and SnapChat;

Minimize online risk and the threat of cyber-bullying; a step-by-step approach;

Identify student age restrictions required to open online accounts; and

Demonstrate the depth to which Social Media profiles are evaluated by future influencers.

 

Attendees are encouraged to bring their mobile devices and tablets for hands-on learning. With storytelling and real-time social media demonstrations, the interactive presentation encourages students and parents to think critically and to successfully navigate their 24/7 connected world. We hope that you will join us! 

 

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