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6301 University Pointe Blvd.
Charlotte, NC 28262
Courier #: 428
P: 980-343-5382  |  F: 980-343-5135 
Principal: Tonya Faison
LC: Beacon Learning Community
Bell Schedule: 9:15 AM - 4:15 PM
Grades: 6-8
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CS: Digital Citizenship

Connecting Families

 

From cyberbullying and photo sharing to digital footprints and online safety, the Connecting Families program helps parents and kids address important topics and have meaningful conversations about making great choices in their digital lives.

This free, year long program includes everything parent facilitators need to encourage their schools and communities to use connected technologies in ways that are both fun and safe. Our resources include a step-by-step hosting guide, conversation topics, and printable resources to share -- all carefully researched and crafted by Common Sense educational technology experts.

program_overview.pdf

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Digital Bytes

... teaches teens digital citizenship through student-directed, media-rich activities that tackle real-world dilemmas. Teens learn from the experiences of their peers then create collaborative projects that voice their ideas for making smart, safe choices online.

Digital Bytes is ideal for afterschool programs, community centers, or blended-learning classrooms that need short, relevant activities that teach digital citizenship and critical thinking about media consumption and creation.

Student Badges

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VIDEOS

https://www.commonsensemedia.org/video/educators/tech-integration/tech-101

https://www.commonsensemedia.org/videos/safe-search-google

https://www.commonsensemedia.org/video/advice

Cyberbullying

What makes cyberbullying so toxic, invasive, and harmful? How do teens think about cyberbullying — and how can they help be part of the solution instead of part of the problem? Cyberbullying has been a major buzzword over the past several years, with a distressing number of headlines calling attention to every parent’s worst nightmares: school expulsions, arrests, youth suicides. Thankfully, many schools and young people are now taking a stand against cyberbullying, and children are stepping forward to demonstrate empathy and kindness. 

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