Dear HHS Community,
Are you curious to know what your kids are doing on their devices this month? Beginning in 2020, the HHS Information Services Department will publish a “what’s trending” section in the Principal’s Weekly (think of this like our own New Year’s resolution!). We will attempt to both educate and partner with families on what we are seeing in terms of technology use in our school spaces. We welcome your feedback/questions at any time via firstname.lastname@example.org. We appreciate the generous support of our community to afford our students the tools needed to prepare for their 21st-century futures but realize the use of these devices and applications often spans school-to-home environments. Please partner with us as we work to graduate strong digital citizens.
Tick tock, tick tock, it's almost Semester 2! A recent up“tick” in the amount of web traffic dedicated to the Tiktok app (www.tiktok.com) has provided us with many opportunities to discuss digital citizenship with our students. Tiktok is a social media platform that allows users to share multimedia content across hundreds of thousands of users instantaneously. Our recent concern involves the posting of classroom activities without the permission of the individuals in the room, their parents (if minors), or the teacher. While there are many positive outcomes to the sharing of educational activities, we must ask that students respect our guidelines (as well as Board policies and NH RSA’s) and always receive consent from their teachers and other students. The HHS network does offer some protection against live streaming, this does not extend to personal devices that use their own data. Please help us educate our students about the risks and benefits to sharing of school-related content on social media, and to help keep our community safe! For more information on this app, please refer to https://www.commonsensemedia.org/blog/parents-ultimate-guide-to-tiktok.
Lastly, I would like to thank the information services department for their hard work in helping our students to be good digital citizens. I wish our entire community an enjoyable weekend!