facebook, twitter, wikispaces, diigo, and more...how can we help?


BCS is committed to using today's tools and online environments to meet our students needs in learning, however, we value safety and responsibility when it comes to social media.
This page is designed to help you, the parent, understand more about these environments and decide what role you should play in your child's expereince in the ever changing world of social media.

What social media networks are you on and why?
Personal, professional, both?
What dangers do you see? What benefits do you see?
Go to the discussion board to join the conversation.
http://geekedmindsetforparents.wikispaces.com/message/list/social+media

Online Resources:
Learning about Community Online
http://www.pewinternet.org/Reports/2011/Local-news.aspx

Teens and Social Media
http://www.slideshare.net/sepllck/digital-footprint-and-blogging-ideas-conference-2011

Why Teens Make Unsafe Choices Online
http://www.educationworld.com/a_tech/columnists/willard/willard003.shtml

Safe Internet Use
http://csriu.org/

Research paper by Dana Boyd (Social Media Expert)
http://www.danah.org/papers/WhyYouthHeart.pdf

CSI (coming Nov 18th 3rd-8th Grade)
http://www.michigan.gov/ag/0,1607,7-164-17334_48889---,00.html

Should we protect our children from the Internet?
http://ideas.time.com/2011/10/18/do-we-really-need-to-protect-children-from-the-internet/

http://www.eschoolnews.com/2011/10/21/ten-ways-schools-are-using-social-media-effectively/?

How to:
Click here to take you to the How to Page:
http://geekedmindsetforparents.wikispaces.com/Social+Media+-How+to...