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It's that time of the year when many people make resolutions and set goals for the new year. What about media goals, like device-free dinners or helping your kids be more media savvy? Check out 7 Media Resolutions Every Family Should Make in 2017​
 from Common Sense Media to learn more.​
The National Cyber Security Alliance (NCSA) is promoting Data Privacy Day (DPD) and is an international effort that is held annually on January 28th each year.  The theme this year is Respecting Privacy, Safeguarding Data and Enabling trust to create awareness about the importance of privacy and protecting personal information.



Common Sense answers Parent Concerns on Media Facebook, Instagram and Social most popular questions and parents can explore questions by age and most popular.
One most popular topic about Social media tells how there are variety of tools and methods for interacting and communicating with others online. Some popular social media tools include TwitterInstagramFacebook, and Snapchat, and each of these offers a different way to share information, connect with friends, or collaborate.

More FAQ's, Articles, and Video's  on this link.

The Theme for November is Self Image. 
Here are some resources for the entire family. 

PVSchools is partnering again with the National Cyber Security Alliance as a champion of NCSAM. "National Cyber Security Awareness Month (NCSAM) – celebrated every October - was created as a collaborative effort between government and industry to ensure every American has the resources they need to stay safer and more secure online." https://staysafeonline.org/ncsam/about/

Take a look at the infographic Get Involved in NCSAM to review the security themes for each week.
The November resources can be found at PVSchools Digital Citizen Monthly Themes web page
"Anything your students say or do with their phones or through quick messages may seem to disappear when the devices shut down, but the impact on others remains -- whether good or bad. As a teacher, you can guide your students to think critically about different forms and norms of digital communication. Guide them to choose their words wisely. Help them develop the habit of self-reflecting before posting or texting, asking themselves questions such as "Who is my audience?" and "What's the purpose of this message?" and "In what context will people be reading this?" With your help, they can learn to recognize that their decisions online can have more far-reaching benefits and consequences than their actions offline because of technology's power to connect."