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Cyberbullying in Schools - A Guide for Parents
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Pause Before You PostTM: Top Ten Tips to Teach Teens
1. Do not post or send it if it would cause you any measure of
embarrassment in the eyes of family, close friends,
future spouses, employers, colleges, or law enforcement now
or in the future. Consider if the statement or image was forever
branded and tied to your full name for the rest of your life. What does
it say about your character, attitude, behaviors, or values?
2. Don't vent or complain - especially about specific people
or organizations - in public spaces online, such as a friend's
publicly-viewable wall or other source of information. People
will negatively judge you based on your online attitude, even if
the complaint has merit. Be careful, too, about posting
in seemingly private environments or sending private messages
to others you think you can trust because you never know who will
stumble across your comments.
3. Never post or respond to anything when you are emotionally
charged up. Step away from your computer. Put down your cell
phone. Take a few hours, or even a day or two, and allow your brain
some downtime to think through the best action or response.
Responding based on emotion and in quick fashion rarely helps a
problem go away, and usually compounds the issue.
4. Take care to avoid being "guilty by association." You
might not post an incriminating photo of yourself, but your friend
might do so and tag you in it. Or, if your friends often post about
unethical or illegal behavior, you could be grouped with them. Go
through your friends list every month and delete those you do not
fully trust, those with whom you have superficial and largely
meaningless relationships, and those you aren't likely to ever talk
to again. Research shows that those who will most often take
advantage of you won't be strangers, but those you've let into
your life just a little bit. It is not worth opening yourself up to
someone who in the future may be competing with you for an
opportunity, and may use what they know about you to cast you
in a negative light.
5. Be careful of oversharing and promoting drama, gossip
and rumors. Remember that people don't care as much as you
want them to care about all of the various happenings in your
life. Also, others may think you have way too much time on your
hands or don’t have focus or goals.
6. Properly set up the privacy settings and preferences
within the social networking sites and websites. Use the
features within social media sites to clean up problematic
comments, wall posts, pictures, videos, notes, and tags.
Don't feel obligated to respond to messages and
friend requests that are bothersome. Disallow certain people
from communicating with you or reading certain pieces of
content you share, and allow access only to those you trust.
Turn off location-sharing and the ability to check-in to places;
if you need to let your friends know your location, consider
texting them personally rather than sharing it with your entire
7. Search online for yourself on a regular basis to see
what is out there about you. Start with Google, but also
use site-specific search engines on social networking sites,
as well as sites that index personal information about Internet
users. These include, but are not limited to, youropenbook.org,
booshaka.com, wink.com, pipl.com, peekyou.com, zabasearch.com,
yoname.com, spokeo.com, and rapleaf.com.
8. Start early in building a positive digital reputation. Don't
wait until you are a junior or senior in high school or college to
clean up your profile page and posts. This can be done in two
ways: First, by avoiding the posting of inappropriate behaviors,
pictures, or other content of you by yourself or other students,
and second by participating in great school or community activities
so when someone does search for you online, they find positive reports.
9. Create positive content. Do all you can to tie your name to
activities that show the world you are a productive, contributing
member of society. Figure out creative ways to set up and
maintain an online reputation that brightly reflects your integrity.
10. Stay under the radar. Use technology, but don't be used by
technology by being what others want you to be or acting in ways
you know are unwise - even if so many others are. It is not worth
the headache, stress, aggravation, regret, and possible problems
with friends, family, schools, law enforcement, and society that
could last a lifetime. Don't unnecessarily invalidate all that you've
worked so hard for in a moment of haste or weakness or emotion.
In short, Pause Before You Post™.
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Parent engagement workshops offered to Kentucky schools
The Center for Parent Leadership is offering a parent
leadership workshop. Parent Leadership 101 is a
two-day program to help parents understand data
and standards, how to work with other parents to
impact student achievement and improve the
For more information on any of the training offerings
or how the Center for Parent Leadership can work
with local schools, contact Molly Toney at (859) 233-9849, ext. 226.
Why organization is important and tips for getting started
Free book provides advice to adults returning to college
Kentucky adults considering returning to college have a free resource to help them make decisions about higher education.
Adults Returning to School is published by the Kentucky Higher Education Assistance Authority (KHEAA), the state agency that administers Kentucky student financial aid programs and provides college planning materials.
The... book provides information about entrance exams, financial aid programs and Kentucky colleges and universities. It also includes information about adult education programs and General Educational Development (GED) testing centers, as well as other state programs that can help adult students.
Adults Returning to School is available at adult education centers. Free copies are available through KHEAA by e-mailing email@example.com.
New website takes guesswork out of transfer planning - Congratulations to the Council on Postsecondary Education and the state’s public colleges and universities upon their launch of KnowHow2Transfer.org, a statewide transfer website that provides Kentucky Community and Technical College students with a clear roadmap to transfer planning. This will be a tremendous tool for Kentucky’s students.
From the Kentucky Parent Information and Resource Center, the Arkansas State PIRC, Center for Effective Parenting and “Improving your Child’s School Organization.”
Children often have a hard time organizing themselves and staying motivated to practice good organizational skills. Parents play an important role in teaching their children organizational skills and keeping them motivated to practice the skills.
A child may have a need for an organizational system if he:
- runs out of time when studying for a test
- waits until the last minute to start homework or studying
- does not know when tests are or when assignments are due
- fails to bring home homework assignments and does not return completed homework
- does not bring home books or needed materials
In order to avoid the problems listed above, students need to do four things successfully:
- Write down assignments and bring home books and materials: Have your child talk with the teacher about when and how homework is assigned. Teach her a system for remembering which books to bring home. For example, put the books that go home in a specific place in her desk or locker. Or as soon as an assignment is given, put the materials/books that need to go home for the assignment in her backpack.
- Keep track of papers: Help her develop a system to keep track of all papers that need to go back and forth to school.
- Plan ahead. Have your child list all activities (school and social) for the week. Each day help your child decide what needs to be done that day and when to do it. Decide the order of homework ahead of time; sandwich the harder assignments in between the easier assignments.
- Have one dedicated study place at home. The most effective study place has space to spread out, is well lit, has needed supplies close at hand and is relatively free from distractions.
Is your preschooler soaking up science?
Diana Townsend-Butterworth has an interesting article on the GreatSchoolswebsite about preschoolers learning science and having a natural curiosity about how things work. At the end of the article, she offers 10 suggestions for extending science learning at home.
What Parents need to know about College :
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; write KHEAA, P.O. Box 798, Frankfort, KY 40602-0798; or call (800) 928-8926, ext. 6-7372.