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.
Parents and Guardians, you are not alone. We want to provide you with resources to help keep your child safe. Students are spending more time online. And with the holidays approaching, your child may be spending more time online or may be asking for more technology. If your child is a distance learner or in person school, they are all using the internet to work on schoolwork. We want all students to be safe. At school, we monitor activity by using Go Guardian. We also need to partner with parents to protect our students at home as well. Parents can download programs to monitor and block content or to limit screen time.
At school, students are learning about digital citizenship through google games: https://beinternetawesome.withgoogle.com/en_us/
Find ways to monitor your child's searches through one program called Family Link: https://families.google.com/familylink/. Google has safety resources to help you talk with your child about making safe choices while using social media. https://www.safesearchkids.com/
Common Sense Media is a great resource on videos, shows, and social media for parents and students: https://www.commonsensemedia.org/
The FBI has created a website with interactive games specific for each grade level. https://sos.fbi.gov/en/
Talk with your child while completing these games and learning together. The more you talk about the internet and being a digital citizen, the more they will be open talking about it and asking you questions. Creating a contract with your child is a great way to hit at the major points about safety online. Consider this one from Safe Kids: https://www.safekids.com/kids-rules-for-online-safety/