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Talking to your child about Cyber Safety
Last week we posted about what you can do, as a parent or guardian, to keep your child safe on the internet. We wanted to share with you some websites that have materials you can use to discuss cyber safety with your child. Some of these websites are used in our Watson classrooms include:
We encourage you to look at these websites for yourself, decide what is best for your child and talk about it as a family.
Who is your HERO?
We have had such a great HERO week at Watson we want to keep it going and you can help us do it. All you have to do is click here and tell us about your hero. Has someone made a difference in your life that you would like to share with us? It could be someone in your family, someone in the community or even someone you have never met. We will be sharing the best ones on the website and with the school.
Cyber Safety Week at Watson
Your Watson Wildcat is learning about Cyber Safety this week. They are learning about how to stay safe online and how to recognize cyberbullying and how to respond to it. But Parents and Guardians need to be aware that you can also help keep your child safe on the internet. Here are some steps you can take;
- Keep computers in public areas of your home, not in bedrooms.
- Remember that internet access has gone mobile. Your child can access the internet from a mobile phone, gaming systems, tablet devices, and laptops.
- Talk with your child about staying safe and what sites they visit. If you are not familiar with the site visit it yourself and learn about it.
- Ask your internet provider and mobile phone provider about what parental controls and monitoring they offer, and decide if those services are right for your family.
- Make cyber safety an ongoing topic of discussion in your home.
Our students are members of a generation that has grown up online and see the online world as part of their physical world. It is just as important to help keep them safe online as offline.
H.E.R.O. Week is September 22 - 26
H.E.R.O. stands for Help Everyone Respect Others. H.E.R.O. Week encourages a safe learning environment by educating students, teachers, and parents about respecting classmates, cyber safety, and how to prevent bullying in school.
Let’s celebrate being a H.E.R.O. not just this week but every week by being respectful and treating people the way we want to be treated.
Watson Celebrates All Things College
Watson celebrated GISD College Day on September 16. Classrooms discussed college while teachers shared their fond memories of attending college. Research was conducted on Colleges in order to find out more about attending. It was a great day at Watson with great participation from our students and staff.
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