10 Nov PREP Digital T.H.I.N.K. Week
During the week of October 24, grades 3–6 participated in Digital T.H.I.N.K. Week, which was led by PREP Principal Dr. Rebekah Owens. The purpose of this week was to help students make thoughtful and positive choices with technology while recognizing that their choices affect their community and themselves. T.H.I.N.K. stands for T (trustworthy), H (helpful), I (inspiring), N (necessary), and K (kind), and students were asked to reflect on whether the choices they were making on the computer reflected these values.
Each day of the week focused and expanded on one of these topics. Discussions included evaluating whether you could trust everything you read online and reviewing what you post through the lens of “is this helpful or hurtful?” We also talked about being a person that inspires others and the long-term impact of what is said today. Lastly, students learned about what it means to be kind online and what cyberbullying means in today’s society. Parents were invited to attend a session on campus led by Pastor David Bibee from Coral Ridge Presbyterian Church, who discussed resources for parents to stay up-to-date on social media and online trends.
The week’s highlight was seeing the teachers and staff dress up as characters that portrayed these online values and act out skits at the assemblies that helped show students how to recognize poor choices when sending emails or online communications.