Why do middle school teens and tweens take approximately 1,000 selfies each day? What is YikYak and why should I be concerned? New social media platforms are giving teens more access to one another than ever before, and often parents can feel confused and cut off. If you are a parent of a middle school youth and are concerned, join us for “Sexting, Snapchat & Selfies: What Parents Need to Know About Teens Online.” This interactive, insightful parent education workshop will be presented by Sophie Godley, MPH, Clinical Assistant Professor & Director of Undergraduate Education, Boston University School of Public Health, and offered Thursday, October 1, from 5:45 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. at John Glenn Middle School.
Boston University Professor Sophie Godley will share the latest information on adolescent development and interactions with social media. She will give an overview of the most popular social networks being used today, including Twitter, Snapchat, and Instagram, discuss the dangers lurking in cyberspace, and offer tips for parents to guide their children through confusing and potentially dangerous situations.
Godley has an extensive background as an expert on adolescent health and has presented locally, regionally, and nationally on these issues. Primarily geared for parents of Middle School youth, this event is FREE thanks to Bedford Youth & Family Services, John Glenn Middle School, and the Middle School Parent Association.
Following the Bedford Youth and Family Service Assembly parents and guardians will follow an abbreviated version of student’s schedule. You will follow a 'Day 2' schedule, which your student should bring home for you. Should you need a copy, please stop by the main office.
The periods and times for Back-to-School night classes are as follows:
Please note that Open House is not a time for individual conferences with teachers. As a reminder, Parent-Teacher Conferences will be held on October 14th, October 28th and November 3rd. Parents will be able to reserve a time slot for conferences using the online reservation tool signup genius. Please be aware that an email, with active links to the Parent-Teacher Conference sign-up pages, will be sent to families on Friday, October 2nd.