Internet Safety...in Partnership with Parents and Families


The digital world that our kids are learning and growing up in is incredibly exciting. Through technology, kids have access to new tools, to an incredible range of resources, and to stimulating opportunities to participate in novel ways. At the same time, parenting kids who are immersed in so many different technologies and apps can be daunting. Our school is already working to make sure students cultivate the 21st century skills they need. It is vitally important that we bring parents into the conversation about kids’ digital lives. We believe that a joint-effort between parents and teachers is a valuable way to more fully supporting the students and families in our community.


HCA is partnering with Common Sense Media to periodically provide resources on this page, as well as email and social media, that are designed to engage your family in the important challenge of choices kids face online. These resources promote communication and empowers parents to guide their kids to be safe, responsible, and respectful participants in a digital world. It is our hope that you find these resources to be valuable to your family and our community. 



Have your kids (those whom you allow to have social media accounts) and yourselves follow HCA on our three social media platforms to be "in the loop" on all things HCA. Make it family thing! 

Look for, and search, for our campus hashtag #hcaleads. Social media hashtags are simply ways to categorize similar posts or topics, kind of like a bookmark for social media...in this case, #hcaleads bookmarks "all things HCA."

Facebook: @hcarockwall 
Twitter: @hca_rockwall
Instagram: @hcarockwall



Family Resources

The presentation we shared at our Parent Education Night on Monday evening, Nov. 13th, is available for online viewing: Internet Safety Parent Presentation

 

Common Sense Media: www.commonsensemedia.org

Netsmartz Workshop for Parents & Guardians: www.netsmartz.org/netparents.htm

Netsmartz Workshop 41: www.netsmartz411.org/

FBI Parents Guide to Internet Safety: www.fbi.gov/publications/pguide/pguide.htm

Online Safety Guidelines: www.kids.getnetwise.org/safetyguide