We held our Internet Safety Assembly by grade levels today Friday, December 6th with Stefanie Hanley who has an extensive background in law enforcement and online crimes. She has been visiting Maywood MS for many years and shares important information about
how to protect yourself, your friends and community from harm that may come from the internet and in particular social media usage.
Stefanie Hanley urged students today to “think about online choices” and “report when something is not right”. She also shared:
We’ve listed additional key ideas to discuss with your student:
Five Things to Think about Before Posting:
After you click “send” you no longer control the image or how it is used or who is going to see it.
Social Media Tips:
You will never regret something you did not post to the internet, but you may regret something you did post on the internet!
Use the Ten Second Rule: Wait ten seconds and ask yourself three key questions to ask before posting:
Earlier this year Maywood Middle School hosted the showing of the newest documentary
Screenagers: Next Chapter at Liberty High School. This film that examines the science behind teen’s emotional challenges, the interplay of social media, and most importantly, what can be done in our schools and homes to help them build crucial
skills to navigate stress, anxiety, and depression in our digital age. The director, Delaney Ruston hosts a Tech Talk Tuesdays blog that can be found
here and discusses social media, video game use, tech tips, latest research and more. It is a useful resource for families as they navigate a changing landscape of screens, social media, and
the conflict, anxiety and depression that sometimes stem from life in our digital age.
We encourage you to spend some time talking with your student about their use of electronic devices and the internet. Students send on average over 3,000 text messages a month. On average more than 3.5 billion Snapchats are posted daily and more than 1.8
billion pictures are uploaded daily to the social media. We ask that families continue to stress and support “The Maywood Way” for student interaction online and in person: Be Safe, Be Kind, Be Respectful, and Be Your Best!
Thank you for your support!