Launch of a new website for Parent Resources






We have to be parents in this digital world that our parents didn't have to be.  How do we balance the freedom for our children to explore and learn with the internet and social media and our responsibility to keep them safe?  This is an article that speaks to this from the Washington Post: 






Digital Citizenship in Hanover County  (Click on LOOK FOR MORE below to get full list)

HCPS Digital Age Parenting



Hanover County in response to  requirements from the Virginia Department of Education and parent community need and request has developed several online courses for student learning. 
  • 5th grade students will be participating in a course called Digital Citizenship that covers Internet Safety and responsibility, Digital communication and Research and Website evaluation.  The course will be led by the technology integrator, school librarians, guidance calendar and school resource officer. 
  • 7th grade students will be participating in a course called Virtual Citizenship through their health classes. 
  • Students enrolled in high school credit online courses participate in the "Hanover eLearning ~ Are You Ready?" course. 




   

Recent Announcements


  • Upcoming Parent Workshop - Privacy, Surveillance, & Self-Disclosure

    Stonewall Jackson Middle School


    Upcoming Session: Monday, May 11 , 2015, 7:00-8:30pm, at Stonewall Jackson Middle School

    Upcoming Topic: Privacy, Surveillance, & Self-Disclosure

    DescriptionOnline privacy is tricky. The information that we put in digital form can now be readily accessed by unintended viewers, whether because of an oversight in selecting privacy settings, the vulnerability of “secure” online data, sharing passwords that grant others access to personal accounts, or simply because a friend’s eyes wander to read personal text messages. Work together with your kids to be vigilant about keeping private information private.



    This is the final installment of a workshop series called Connecting Families—Helping Parents Connect with their Children’s Digital Lives.

    The goal of this workshop series is to support families in raising kids who think critically, participate responsibly, and behave ethically in their online lives.  The program materials were developed by Common Sense Education and are endorsed by the National PTA.

    A total of seven workshops will be offered from November through May. Remember, while we would love to see you at all of the workshops, they are not dependent on one another; if you cannot make it to all of them you will still be able to participate fully in the workshops you are able to attend. 

    Posted May 7, 2015, 8:07 AM by Casey Nugent
  • Upcoming Parent Workshop - Social Media & Body Image

    Liberty Middle School

    Upcoming Session:
     Monday, April 13 , 2015, 7:00-8:30pm, at LIberty Middle School

    Upcoming Topic: Social Media & Body Image

    DescriptionHow do teens’ experiences on social media influence their body image? Today’s teens not only have the ability to share their thoughts, their photos, and their videos, they also have 24-hour-a-day access to feedback from others. On social media, teens also have access to an unending stream of other people’s pictures and posts — and let’s not forget, often the most carefully selected and flattering snapshots of their peers. Developmentally, it’s no surprise that teens are lured by the appeal of peer feedback and the opportunity for social approval. But social media create unique challenges for parenting, particularly related to body image.


    This is the sixth installment of a workshop series called Connecting Families—Helping Parents Connect with their Children’s Digital Lives.

    The goal of this workshop series is to support families in raising kids who think critically, participate responsibly, and behave ethically in their online lives.  The program materials were developed by Common Sense Education and are endorsed by the National PTA.

    A total of seven workshops will be offered from November through May. Remember, while we would love to see you at all of the workshops, they are not dependent on one another; if you cannot make it to all of them you will still be able to participate fully in the workshops you are able to attend. 

    Posted May 7, 2015, 7:57 AM by Casey Nugent
  • Your Photo Fate
    Posted Mar 16, 2015, 5:35 PM by Casey Nugent
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