FREE Social Media Workshop for Parents
The nationally renown keynote speaker for FREE , Sameer Hinduja, the co-director of the Cyberbulling Research Center, is presenting at a Parent Forum titled Cyberbullying, Sexting, & Unwise Social Networking: The Role of Parents.
Time: 6:30 to 8:30 p.m.
Location: Salon A, Radisson Hotel, Manchester, NH
Designed for parents and community partners, this presentation provides a broad overview of adolescent technological concerns, including cyberbullying and social networking sites. Foundational information on the way adolescents use the Internet and cell phones is provided first before examining cyberbullying, sexting, and unwise social networking in detail. Strategies for identification, prevention, and response are then discussed in a conversational format to allow for input and Q&A from the audience. Attendees leave equipped with an increased ability to promote safe and responsible participation in cyberspace among the youth they care for and with numerous resources to assist them towards those ends. Parents leave knowing how to:
• Identify popular online environments among adolescents today and recognize various forms of cyberbullying.
• Understand the scope and prevalence of the problem.
• Learn how teens are misusing social networking sites.
• Realize the significance of sexting among youth.
• Learn ways to best inquire about and respond to their technology use and abuse.
• Develop strategies to sharpen your ability to informally and formally monitor their actions.
• Learn how to report cyberbullying when you spot it.
• Learn how to work with Internet service providers, cell phone service providers, and content providers.
Parents are asked to RSVP for this FREE event at www.nhcmtc.org by th
Lincoln Street School
Exeter, NH 03833
J. Andrew Bairstow
Jan L. Smith Renee Bennett
Assistant Principal Special Education Administrator
October 26, 2015
Dear LSS Families,
This past August the NH State Legislature passed a law, RSA 189:68, to provide teachers with the same level of information protection and privacy afforded to students. The statute prohibited a school from recording a classroom for any purpose without school board approval after a public hearing, and without written consent of the teacher and the parent or legal guardian of each affected student. This law does not affect recordings outside of a classroom setting. Recordings are considered to be audio or video recordings. Still photos are not considered to be recordings.
Since the passage of that law we have been very careful to not engage in recordings in classrooms until we had the required school board hearing held last week on Tuesday, October 20th.
Please know that there are many important reasons why educators would use or allow the use of recordings in classrooms. Some of these valuable uses include, but are not limited to:
Recording a speech therapy session to evaluate a student’s progress;
Creating a video presentation as part of an academic class;
Videotaping student teachers for teacher education coursework;
Videotaping a drama class (play) or music class for instructional purposes
Using videos or audio recordings to assess academic growth with skills such as reading fluency;
Recording classes when students are absent or unable to take notes;
We are sending this permission slip to all of our parents/legal guardians and are also providing it to all of our teachers to get permission to make recordings throughout the school year for instructional purposes. Please complete the permission slip on the other side of this paper and indicate whether or not you give the school permission. We appreciate your taking the time to complete this form.
J.Andrew Bairstow, Principal
Holiday Food Baskets
On Saturday, October 18th, our fifth grade chorus sang the National Anthem for the “Making Strides of Exeter” event organized by the American Cancer Society. They performed with pink cumberbuns in honor of the event. It was a spectacular occasion. Good job to our wonderful performers and their director, Mrs. Noseworthy.