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ACS takes part in Safer Internet Day
Asheville City Schools invites you to join us as we take part in Safer Internet Day. This is a time to support safe internet use by students in our schools and community.
Safer Internet Day aims to not only create a safer internet but also a better internet, where everyone is empowered to use technology responsibly, respectfully, critically and creatively.
We have joined forces with a company called Linewize as we work to keep our students and staff safe online. Matt Whiteside, Instructional Technology Director for Asheville City Schools is hosting an online information session on February 7th from 6:00 PM to 7:15 PM in partnership with adolescent internet use expert and psychologist Teodora Pavkovic. This event will be held over ZOOM and is free to the public.
At this event, families will learn more about major social media and gaming platforms, the main online safety risks kids encounter today and what to do about them, and some actionable tips on how you can manage online safety and digital wellness at home. There will also be time for families to ask questions.
You can register in advance for this online information session here: https://familyzone.zoom.us/.../WN_BBi0Gf1aSDeLDzqem5WKOw
After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the webinar.
Families can use Asheville City Schools' digital wellness hub for additional resources. It contains the latest topics, trends, guides and timely articles from digital wellness and online safety experts, specifically focused on child development.
It can be accessed here: https://ashevillecityschools.onlinesafetyhub.io/
We hope you will make plans to join us and as always, thank you for your continued support of Asheville City Schools.