Cyber Friday

Does your child have a cell phone? Many do, but how often do you look at your child's phone.  Parents are often reluctant to look as they worry that they are invading their child's privacy, or they will think they don’t trust them. Monitoring your child’s cell phone is not spying, it’s parenting.  Legally as the owner of the phone, you are responsible for everything that happens on it.  Monitoring and support help our children learn how to use cell phones responsibly.  Below are some website to help you:

  1. Text Slang all Parents Should Know
  2. 10 Best Tips for Cellphone Safety for Tweens & Teenagers
  3. Restricting Apps, and Camera
  4. Need ideas for a cell phone contract?

Cyber Friday

Cyber Friday

Cyber Friday

So what is Snapchat? Snapchat is an app that allows students to share “snaps" of everyday moments that are meant to disappear after being viewed.  It contains filters that help make your photos more fun. Don't be misled,  this fun app can pose risk. Snaps may disappear after 10 seconds,  but that doesn't prevent someone from taking a screenshot. As with any social media, people need to be careful about what they share.  Posting photos that disappear right away, may seem harmless at first but once something has been shared you no longer are in control of it. You may hear your teen talking  about streaks, filters, or Snapcodes. These are all features of Snapchat.  Many teens will exchange snaps back and forth with a friend to build a streak.  Even FRH teens has reported sharing their password with a friend to have them help continue their streak.  Read more about Snapchat and how teens interact with it.

Animal Rescue Donations

“Happiness doesn't result from what we get, but from what we give.”

Starting this week and continuing until Christmas break, the Haythorne  Animal Rescue Crew will be collecting food and supplies for animals in need. If you are able to donate just place the item under one of the pet themed Christmas trees in the front foyer. Check out the Wish Lists located in the same area for donation ideas. All items collected will be donated to various Animal Rescue Organizations around the Sherwood Park and Edmonton area. New and used blankets are also being collected. These are donated to dogs in some of the northern Alberta pounds awaiting rescue. With the donation of a blanket they do not have to sleep directly on a cold concrete floor.  Any donations are appreciated!

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