Media Use by Tweens and Teens
Youtube, Tik Tok, and Fortnite – Oh my! Entertainment nowadays for tweens and teens is media focused and keeping up to date with the latest and greatest can be daunting. Common Sense Media is a great resource for helping parents, educators, and others remain informed of the day to day changes that technology brings.
Below you will find a few articles and video clips that touch base on a variety of media your student may be utilizing. Both parents and students provide reviews on these medias and more.
Parents’ Ultimate Guide to Fortnite
Parents’ Ultimate Guide to TikTok
Houseparty – Group Video Chat – What kids and parents are saying
Help! My Kid Wants to Use Social Media
Tweens, Teens, and Phones: What Our 2019 Research Reveals
Last week our 2nd graders participated in our school’s annual H.E.R.O. training program where they learn about survival, empowerment, and safe-thinking strategies. While the subject is certainly sobering, this program does a wonderful job of focusing on empowering our students in an emergency to use their brains and have strategies in mind when dangerous situations arise. All of our students eagerly embrace the Hide, Escape, Run, and Overcome challenges as they learn that Superheroes are those who know how to save themselves and help others.
This week we are celebrating Red Ribbon Week and learning how to make healthy choices in all aspects of our lives as we give thanks to God for the strong healthy bodies with which He’s blessed us. If you are on campus this week, be sure to check out all of the fun classroom doors decorated for the competition!