From text messaging, to social media, to online gaming, Connecting Families encourages and supports rich and relevant community conversations about kids’ digital lives throughout the school year. Connecting Families resources allow you to bring these important conversations to your school, but they take the pressure off of you to be an expert. Common Sense Education has done the research, the prep work, and the field-testing, giving you the best tips and content.
We live during a time of unfathomable, roller-coaster innovation with no braking system. While the ride is exciting, it moves so quickly that we typically don’t have time to think about the possible unintended consequences that might accompany it. The result is that we find ourselves unable to effectively respond to hot-button issues like cyberbullying and sexting because they seem to come out of nowhere.
A ton of research and anecdotal evidence exists that proves an increase in writing proficiency for students who write frequently. Blogging is a great way for students to write frequently in an online format – but teachers often are afraid to encourage students to blog due to privacy and safety concerns.