#HaveTheTalk

Where Does it LeadGrown-ups dread it. Kids need it. It's time to have The Talk. You don't want kids learning about the birds and the bees on the playground. And when it comes to navigating social media, online games, smartphones, and the Internet, it's best for kids to get their info from a trusted source.

We may think of our kids’ online, mobile, and technological activities as “digital life,” but to them it’s just life. In their world, being able to connect and communicate 24/7 from just about any location is normal.  Phones aren’t simply for phone calls anymore but for listening to music, sending texts, filming videos, snapping and sharing photos, and accessing the Internet. Our kids are using computers and tablets to socialize, stream video, and create movies and songs. And they can connect and communicate 24/7 from just about any location.

Guerrero Elementary School strives to provide our students with the tools to make good choices, and a diversified technical knowledge to enhance their success.  Teachers and students will use these skills to stimulate curiosity and develop critical thinking in all areas of teaching and the learning cycle.  We also want our students to be aware of inappropriate content and of exposure to risks such as:

  • Cyber bullying- Compromising their privacy

  • Sexting- Establishing a damaging digital footprint

  • Digital relationships

That’s why Guerrero has partnered with Common Sense Media to provide resources, tips, videos, and other materials to help parents and teachers keep our students safe in the digital world. 

With 92 percent of teens going online daily and nearly three-quarters of kids age 0–8 using apps, having The Talk is an essential rite of passage.

As parents and educators, we want to raise kids to be safe, responsible, and ethical in the digital world. Giving kids a solid understanding of how we expect them to behave -- both online and off -- starts everyone off on the right foot. Plus, it's actually a lot easier than that other talk.  So, it's now time to have THE TALK

 

INFORMATION QUOTED DIRECTLY FROM COMMON SENSE MEDIA
 (https://www.commonsensemedia.org/educators/digitalcitizenshipweek)