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ParentChat—Social Media and Internet Safety

ParentChatParents are invited to join us for a free event about how to encourage the proper use of the internet and social media with their children. Pastor Adam Duckworth of Downtown Harbor Church and Blake Matthews, Director of Technology at Westminster Academy, will be sharing tips and resources in the DeVos Chapel at Coral Ridge Presbyterian Church on Friday, March 17 from 7:00 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.

Refreshments will be provided by the Westminster Academy Parent Teacher Fellowship.

Resources

Books

"Digital Invasion" by Dr. Archibald Hart and Dr. Sylvia Hart Frejd
"Born Digital" by John Palfrey and Urs Gasser
"Growing Up Social" by Gary Chapman and Arlene Pellicane

Safe Schools Presentation Presented by Attorney General’s Office

Websites

Visit the Facebook Page.

Did you know?

  • 70% of teens age 13 to 17 now use smartphones*
  • 80% of parents are unsure of how to monitor their children's online activities*
  • 74% of parents say they do not have the time or energy to keep up with their children online and a majority do not think their teens can get into serious trouble online*

The encouraging factor—46% of teens said they would change their online behavior if they knew their parents were paying more attention.*

As a Christ-centered school, we continue to encourage the responsible and proper use of technology and social media both on and off campus for our students, Kingdom workers and school community. We desire to see our students glorify God in every area of their lives, including their online communication and activities.

*Source iParent.tv