The Guidance Counselor at St. Mary Magdalene Catholic School provides short-term individual and small group guidance lessons that address academic and personal success. The Counselor provides classroom guidance lessons that include respect, bullying, conflict resolution/problem solving, study skills/test taking skills, and character education. Communication between the Guidance Counselor and parents is vital. If you have a concern about your child, please call or email.
During the week of Oct 28-November 1, students in Technology class are focusing on Internet dangers and cyber-bullying. Mrs. Curliss and Mrs. Cadran have teamed up to speak to the students on the topic. As parents, you too should have conversations continuously with your children on the subject. Here are a few resources to help educate you on cyber-bullying, revealing too much personal information, and online predators.
Netsmartz has put together the following basics of internet safety.
Children use a variety of online services, and each of these services can have different safety concerns. However, there are some basic tips which you can employ no matter how your children use the Internet.
- Keep the computer in a high-traffic area of your home.
- Establish limits for which online sites children may visit and for how long.
- Remember that Internet technology can be mobile, and make sure to monitor cell phones, gaming devices, and laptops.
- Surf the Internet with your children and let them show you what they like to do online.
- Know who is connecting with your children online and set rules for social networking, instant messaging, e-mailing, online gaming, and using webcams.
- Continually dialogue with your children about online safety.
If you find it difficult to talk with your child about his/her use with technology. Netsmartz has put together a list of questions to help start a discussion with your child
- What are your favorite things to do online?
- What is personal information? Why should you keep it private?
- What could you do to be safer online?
- What would you do if anyone online asked to meet you face-to-face?
- Besides me, who do you feel that you can talk to if you are in a scary or uncomfortable situation