Activity

Fire Drill

Activity: Work with your tween 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 a concrete plan to deal with Problematic Posts. Make it fun – see if you can create an acronym together! For example, teach your tween CHAT: 

Change the topic

Hold up, guys! (point out that things have become mean-spirited)

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

Take it offline

Problematic Posts
10-15 minutes

Make it a Family Affair!

Narrating
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Accentuate the Positive

Narrating
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 Go Team!

Modeling
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Flip the Script

Modeling
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Tone Deaf

Problematic Posts
5 minutes
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Text Together For Tone

Problematic Posts
10 min
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Building the Mindfulness Muscle

Screen/Life Balance
Ongoing
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Demystify Your Digital Life

Narrating
Ongoing
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Move It Offline

Complicated Communication
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Fire Drill

Problematic Posts
10-15 minutes
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TDSU-Libs

Get Started
5 minutes
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Let Your Tween Be Your Tour Guide!

Get Started
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 Tween

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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