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Be a Good Digital Citizen

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Delaney Ruston, director of "Screenagers" and her children

Practice Good Digital Citizenship

Last week was Digital Citizenship week for California's public schools, and with our screening event of the documentary "Screenagers" coming up on Thursday, February 2, responsible use and screen time are on our minds.

You Represent Your School

Las Virgenes Unified School District has a social media policy that applies to everyone in our community. This policy is a guideline meant to help families get the most out of connected digital tools, and have a frame of reference for good behavior and what it means to be a "digital citizen." Take a look at our policy and see how it can be useful to your family.

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Family Contract

Common Sense Media is an organization that helps families "harness the power of media and technology as a positive force in all kids’ lives." We have incorporated some of their resources into our curriculum for digital citizenship. As you will see in "Screenagers," some parents find a digital device contract to be useful when establishing their own family's screen time guidelines. Common Sense has downloadable family device contracts tailored to different age groups that you can print and complete together. They have also included a guide for a customizabe device contract if you want to start from scratch.

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Screenagers and Parent Ed Nights

LVUSD and the Agoura High class of 2019 present the documentary "Screenagers" Thursday February 2 at the Agoura Hills PAEC. Bring your children for this valuable exploration into screen use and what it means for our families, and spark conversation with them about it! Tickets are only $5 and can be purchased online or at the door.

We also have monthly Parent Education Nights at the middle schools in our district which are open to ALL district families. Admission is free, and topics focus on the issues that come up as our kids grow. Social media is the topic of a future event, but all of these education nights will be great opportunities to learn and get support for parenting teens and soon-to-be teens.

February 7

“How to Teach your Teenager Self Reliance and Responsibility” at Lindero Canyon Middle School, 6:00pm-7:30pm. (Sign up for FREE here!)

March 14

“Having the Social Media Edge” at AE Wright Middle School, 6:00pm-7:30pm

April 4

“Child Development and Marijuana” at AE Wright Middle School, 6:00pm-7:30pm

May 9

“Summer Learning Workshop” – A practical workshop offering parents the advice they need to keep learning alive over the summer at Lindero Canyon Middle School, 6:00pm-7:30pm.