Research suggests that screen time and media exposure impact children’s development socially, emotionally and even physically. In a rapidly changing digital world, the task of making decisions regarding social media, movies and apps can be challenging.
I would like to share a wonderful resource on digital citizenship with you regarding the use of technology at home. Common Sense Media offers both parents and educators resources and reviews on popular apps, updated research and much more. It is a curricular tool we use for all our students here at Solana Highlands. The link is:
The Solana Beach School District Instructional Services Department offers suggestions for additional resources to help support every student to become a responsible digital citizen. For parent tips on such topics as cyber-bullying, digital life and smart searching please explore the link below:
Our kids are growing up in a digital world that is different than the one we knew as children. Therefore, we can use these resources because we don’t always have the wisdom that comes from a common experience with regards to technology. I hope you find these resources helpful and want to assure you Solana Highlands is doing all it can to teach responsible technology use and working to build positive habits for all our students.
Be sure to read all the upcoming news in your newsletter. It contains important messages from the Principal, PTA and Foundation. This is a must read if you want to keep up with all that is going on at Solana Highlands! Click on the link below. This is a big file, so please allow sufficient time for downloading.
Ready, Set, Go
Preparation for Kindergarten - Fall 2017
Locations: Solana Vista & Carmel Creek
Sponsored by Santa Fe Christian Schools
July 11 - 15th
Ages 6 - 13