Digital Safety and Well Being
Middlebrook PTA is pleased to sponsor several Internet and Social Media Safety assemblies and presentation in our district. Please find below resources from recent student presentations and an upcoming parent event.
Resources from Scott Driscoll:
FOR FAMILIES: Making safe choices on the Internet and on social media requires us to be ever vigilant. But working together as a family, the good news is you can use technology safely. Internet Safety Concepts is currently developing one-page guides to staying safe on today’s most-popular apps. https://internetsafetyconcepts.com/for-families/
Family Contracts: Internet Safety Concepts has developed contracts parents and children can use to commit to safe use of technology on the Internet and on smartphones. Print out these free PDFs and use them to talk about online safety with your family members.
Register for Event:
From: January 27th Friday Letter - MB
Scott Driscoll, President of Internet Safety Concepts, spoke with students in each grade about how to make safe online choices. I do hope that your children shared what they learned with you and their siblings.
SAVE THE DATE
On March 7, Mr. Driscoll will host a session for parents and guardians. Look for additional information in a future Friday letter.
From WPS January 24, 2023
As part of Wilton Public Schools’ ongoing efforts to educate students about their health and well-being, students participated in a program today on Digital Safety and Well Being. Scott Driscoll, President of Internet Safety Concepts, presented to students at Middlebrook in grade level assemblies. We want to share with you the topics Scott spoke about with your children:
Social Networking: Positives, negatives and potential impacts
Cyberbullying: Protecting yourself and others, and creating a positive outcome
Texting and Sexting (grade 7 & 8)
Sharing too much information
The importance of privacy settings
Creating your “digital footprint/tattoo”
How technology can help or hurt your future
Attached discussion questions for you to start conversations with your child at home. Rest assured that our staff will continue to reinforce these important concepts in school as well.
Thank you to the Middlebrook PTA for funding these assemblies.