We were very excited to start Catholic Schools Week at Infant Jesus of Prague! Unfortunately, the severe temperatures curtailed many activities during this week. However, we will still have Open House on Monday February 4, 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. I hope you will visit us during Open House, please bring your friends and neighbors, particularly those who may be considering Catholic education for their children.
I am grateful every day for the teachers, staff, board members, parents and volunteers who make our school a success!
Talk to Your Child About Digital Monitoring
In an article for CBS News titled “Should Parents Snoop on their Kids Online?,” Eliene Augenbraun explored the pros and cons of the question that every parent asks at some point. Augenbraun interviewed Caroline Knorr, parenting editor for Common Sense Media, who discussed one of the biggest problems in monitoring children online.
“Kids know technology better than their parents do. If you rely on technology to monitor your kids or prevent them from engaging in online risks you are getting a false sense of security,” Knorr told CBS in an interview. “Any determined kid can defeat any technology you put out there. Even if the company says they can’t, they can.”
This is why even when you are monitoring your kid, it’s so important to have discussions about digital safety. While some kids may challenge the software, knowing that a monitoring program is in place also might cause other kids to think before they post. The software may actually hold them to a higher accountability.
Keeping children safe means educating them. Social media is the ideal place for cyberbullying, and this should be a parent’s primary concern. Talk to kids about bullying. Tell them what is alright to post and what is not. Make sure they know all pictures are forever…even those that seemingly disappear on Snapchat. Always stress that personal information remains private. And inappropriate messages and photos are not allowed.
Empower kids to come to you if they are being bullied. The only way parents can help and advocate for their child is if the lines of communication remain open. Trust is vital.
In the virtual world, though, ignorance can be the worst crime. Educate kids and teens to use common sense while on social media. The monitoring method is up to you!
Please review our parking lot procedures again . . .
let’s keep our students safe as they arrive and leave school!
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Please turn in FEBRUARY’S Hot Lunch Menu . . . We need to plan lunches for the month!
The Book Fair will be OPEN on Monday, February 4th from 8:30 am to 8 pm and Tuesday, February 5th from 8:30 am to 3:30 pm. Parents are welcome to browse and purchase books at any time! Please support our PTO!