Activity

Fire Drill

Activity: Work with your child to come up with concrete ways to handle a group text that becomes problematic.

How will your child remember what to do when a text chain becomes mean-spirited or is clearly in violation of a school’s code of conduct or digital use policy?  Help them come up with some concrete strategies to deal with Problematic Posts. Make it fun – see if you can create an acronym together! For example, teach your child “CHAT”: 

Change the topic

Hold up, guys! (Your child can be the one to Speak Up if they are on their friends’ Trusted Team!)

Ask your Trusted Team if you aren’t sure what to do

Take it offline

Problematic Posts
10-15 minutes

Fire Drill

Problematic Posts
10-15 minutes
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TDSU-Libs

Get Started
5 minutes
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Let your child be your tour guide!

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10 minutes
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Build your Trusted Team

Get Started
10 minutes
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What Would YOU Like

Get Started
5 mins
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Text With Your Child

Trusted Team
Every so often
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Be the School Principal

Problematic Posts
5-10 mins
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Get Permission Before Posting

Modeling
Every so often
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Scavenger Hunt

Problematic Posts
5 mins
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Sit Back and Scroll

Narrating
2 mins
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