5145 Wexford Run Road, Wexford, PA 15090
The North Allegheny School District, along with Northland Public Library, CCAC North and North Hills School District, presents Digital Boot Camp for Parents, a monthly Saturday morning series to educate middle school and high school parents on best practices for digital citizenship.
This program will run from October 2016 through April 2017 and will be held at CCAC North in room 3002. Doors open at 8:30 a.m., and the presentation begins promptly at 9 a.m. Space is limited. An American Sign Language Interpreter will be present.
Please register for these programs on Northland Library’s website (click here), in person at the adult reference desk or by calling 412-366-8100, extension 113.
DIGITAL BOOT CAMP FOR PARENTS SERIES SCHEDULE:
Digital Etiquette - Saturday, Oct. 22, 2016 from 8:30 – 10 a.m.
This covers the nuts and bolts of digital rights and responsibilities. The goal of this session is to lay the groundwork for the series and establish a digital etiquette standard in accordance with professional expectations and those of the local school districts. As summarized by the Digital Citizenship Institute: “It is not enough to create rules and policy; we must teach everyone to become responsible citizens in this society.”
Digital Privacy – Saturday, Nov. 12, 2016 from 8:30 – 10 a.m.
Whether it is texting, emailing or using social media, connecting with friends digitally is a frequent part of our students’ daily lives. These perpetual connections can be both beneficial and damaging. This session will provide parents with information about cyber bullying, protecting your child’s digital footprint and avoiding Internet predators.
Digital Identity – Saturday, Jan. 21, 2017 from 8:30 – 10 a.m.
This focuses on online applications for athletics, college admissions and financial aid contain highly sensitive information. Protecting your digital identity is essential. This session will cover how to keep your student’s future safe.
Talking About Technology With Your Student – Saturday, Feb. 25, 2017 from 8:30 – 10 a.m.
Technology and the Internet are powerful tools, and talking to your student about them is vital in raising a knowledgeable digital citizen. Learn essential topics and ways to initiate this conversation. This session will also cover digital health and wellness issues, like Internet addiction.
Social Media Apps – Saturday, Mar. 25, 2017 from 8:30 – 10 a.m.
This session will cover three specific social media apps, including Snapchat. Get the answers to questions you have been dying to ask about specific apps and learn the positives and negatives. This session will also offer some tips and best practices for managing social apps.
Making Technology Work for You – Saturday, Apr. 22, 2017 from 8:30 – 10 a.m.
Our students have the ability to design new computer programs, create videos, and build smartphone apps. Without proper guidance, these positive behaviors can cross the line into criminal offenses. This session will touch on the ethics of technology and explain the limits of legal hacking and downloading.