As part of the National PTA School of Excellence Program we have selected “Promoting Digital Safety” as our objective for making a substantial, positive impact in our school. This objective is also in line with Hillgrove’s goals to help all students be good digital citizens.
Growing up in the digital age provides unlimited opportunities for students to connect, learn and share information. While this has many benefits, families can feel overwhelmed as they navigate the new challenges associated with raising technologically savvy kids.
Having an open dialogue with students about making smarter, safer online decisions helps prevent some of the negative consequences that can occur in cyberspace. It is important that students feel prepared to make responsible decisions independently since online access is rarely restricted to certain times or places and direct supervision is not always possible.