New event informs community on internet safety

Kimberly Laura, Co-Editor in Chief

The PTSA is offering AHS’ first free Digital Families Community Event, sponsored by Facebook, on March 22 at 6 p.m. in the cafeteria. The information session is a family-friendly event that invites students and their parents. This is an opportunity for the community to learn how to be smarter and safer with their smartphones.

The PTSA recognized that 98% of children 8 years-old and younger have access to a mobile device at home, and 89% of teens have their own smartphone. While technology is actively used at school, it is important for students to know how to manage their decisions on line. As well as recognizing the importance of limiting screen time and socializing. Those who come can have discussions about usage, benefits, risks, balance and create a comfortable family digital plan. As well as help establishing ground rules for the internet and digital devices.

The event will begin with a group pasta dinner, a showing of “Screenagers” from 6:30–7:30 p.m. and interactive sessions afterwords. There will also be a room set aside for sessions for any Spanish speakers. Those interesting in attending are asked to RSVP to ensure sufficient food for all guests.

The PTSA is also currently looking for volunteers to help with the event.

More information about the event can be found at the Digital Families Community Event web page, or the PTSA website.