Updated: December 2, 2016
6 Expert Tips for Keeping Your Kids Safe on Social Media
By Kyli Singh:
Today's kids are more social media
savvy than ever. A whopping 80% of teens
online use some form of social
media, and they're sharing more information about themselves on social networks
than they have in the past.
While growing up online has its
benefits, it poses new risks. Between cyberbullying
oversharing and giving into peer pressure, a child's misuse of a social network
can turn into a serious problem.
For many parents, navigating their
child's social media presence is not only worrisome, but also challenging. But
with the right approach, parents can set positive examples for their kids and
teach them how to use social media responsibly and respectfully.
Here are six tips from parenting
experts to help you keep your kids safe on social media.
yourself about social media.
- Establish a limit.
- Talk to your kids about the
dangers and consequences of social media.
- Keep the computer in a
common area of the home.
- Set guidelines or rules.
- Check your child’s privacy
The RMS community is extremely
generous. Generosity overflows at RMS, especially during the Holiday
Season.On behalf of the staff, we would
like to request that you make a
donation or help a friend instead
of purchasing a gift for a teacher. We know it is important to honor the wishes
of a student. Please let your child know
that a handmade card is a wonderful treasure for their teacher. Encourage your
children to share their good will by helping someone less fortunate.
A MESSAGE FROM THE COUNCIL ROCK EDUACTION FOUNDATION
CR Education Foundation Teacher/Staff Recognition Program:
The CREF Teacher/Staff Recognition Program provides a unique and meaningful way to thank and recognize a teacher or staff member this holiday season. With a tax-deductible gift to the Education Foundation, you can designate the teacher(s)/staff member(s) you wish to recognize and a beautiful, student designed cared will be sent to each staff member acknowledging your gift and appreciation for their efforts. To learn more about this program, download a form or donate online, visit the Foundation website at www.creducationfoundation.org.
If you are planning a spring vacation, please consider the upcoming PSSA and Keystone testing dates before you finalize your plans. The PSSA testing window (including make-up times) are from April 3 – May 12, 2017. Keystone testing dates are from May 15 – May 26, 2017.
CONGRATULATIONS & THANK YOU
Congratulations and thank you to Mrs. Purvis and student members of the RMS Community Cares Committee. These students conducted a fundraising venture which raised over $300.00. The monies collected were donated to the Family Service Association to help provide some gifts for teens in need.
Please join the
RMS Choir on Friday, December 9th at
the Newtown Athletic Club. RMS student singers have been invited by the Have a
Heart Foundation to participate in a tree lighting ceremony. The event is free to the public and will take
place from 6:30-8:30 pm. RMS students
will be singing at 7:30 pm. We hope to see you there. Please be sure to attend
the RMS winter concert as well. The concert will be held December 13th at 7:00 pm.
- December 5: Team Leaders
- December 7: Grades Due
- December 8: Interim Reports available; Act 45 Simulations
- December 13: PTO Meeting (6:00PM); AM Winter Concert for RMS Students; Winter Concert (7:00PM)
- December 19 - 23: Student Council Door Decorating
- December 26 - January 2: School Closed