Digital Citizenship Tip of the Week – 6/3/2015

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We have really enjoyed our first year as a Common Sense Media Supporter School.  We’ve realized the value of having a direct connection to the organization, of being notified of upcoming changes or new curriculum releases, and that isn’t mentioning fantastic parent, student and teacher training sessions.  We are excitedly continuing the partnership for the 2015-16 school year.

For usual readers of this blog do not fret for the summer tip of the week slow down you can quickly review all from this year by clicking here.

Now for this weeks message from Dana:

This will be our last tip of the week for the school year and I am going to miss writing helpful tips for our parents, educators and students in our Supporter Schools.  I am ending the year with a few tips because it is often hard to pick just one tip each week.  Most parents are thinking about “how do I make sure my kids don’t lose knowledge and skills over the summer.”  Check out our tips to make sure the only slide your kids are on this summer is the slide into the pool or the park, not the summer education slide!  Also, kids will have more free time this summer which means more time to spend on their mobile devices.  Make sure you know about these 7 Iffy Messaging Apps Teens Love because they can feel consequence-free, but of course they’re not because data never really disappears.  And lastly, who better to offer some tips to hook reluctant middle school readers this summer then Jeff Kinney, author of the blockbuster Diary of a Wimpy Kid series.  Check out our Senior Book Editor, Regan McMahon’s interview with Kinney on how to keep your kids engaged with books over the summer.

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