Tuesday, July 21, 2015

Ways schools can work with the community to teach effective online behaviour

Discuss ways schools can work with parents and community partners to guide students to wise, ethical, safe behavior when working, learning and socializing online. Suggest strategies for effective, continuous, meaningful, detailed and supportive communication with parents/guardians and the community. 

Schools can work with parents and community by opening up the communication about the risks involved with children online.  They can have professionals come in and discuss how to be safe online, as well as how parents can model good behaviour.  The board should think about opening up a forum for parents to ask questions regarding online risks so that they could be answered in a somewhat immediate manner.  I think the main thing is not keeping parents and community members in the dark because they need to be on the same page as the schools in order to keep students safe.