Yesterday, our annual internet safety presentations were provided to students in grades two(2), four(4), six(6), and eight(8) yesterday. The program is called NetSmartz and is an an interactive, educational program of the National Center for Missing & Exploited Children® (NCMEC) that provides age-appropriate resources to help teach children how to be safer online and offline. The program is designed for children ages 5-17, parents and guardians, educators, and law enforcement. Click the links below to discover more about your child’s NetSmartz presentation.
Next Wednesday, September 30, 2015, before our annual Open House, GCCS will be providing the NetSmartz parent workshop and will cover topics such as, cyberbullying, sexting, and guidelines for social networking, among many others. Additionally, the NCMEC has made available NetSmartz resources for parents and guardians to help guide your children through this ever changing information age. Click HERE to be connected with this wealth of information.
To wrap up the Bully Prevention unit, fourth graders are partaking in a bucket filling challenge, based upon the book, Have You Filled a Bucket Today? A Guide to Daily Happiness for Kids, by Carol McCloud and David Messing. They have learned that people, as well as animals, have invisible buckets that hold good thoughts and feelings about themselves. Over the next few weeks, they will be practicing being bucket fillers by showing kindness to others and learning that this is also a great way to fill their own buckets too! This is opposed to being bucket dippers, or bullies, who dip into others’ buckets in order to make themselves feel better (which never works).
Check out the book below and consider purchasing it for your child’s home library by clicking on the books title above.