Digital Citizenship

We are depending more and more on digital media in many parts of society. We explore and create and also learn new ways to connect and communicate with people all over the world.

Students are growing up with the power of this digital media and technology and although it empowers young people and gives them opportunities, it also has its own challenges and dilemmas. Therefore we seek to increase our students’ awareness of online safety, cyberbullying, privacy, hate speech, misinformation, and digital distraction.

By the incorporation of digital citizenship in our curriculum, and its use and support within our local community, we aim to create a positive school culture that helps safeguard our students while they use media and technology. 

SAB

Gratitude Tree

A Chance to Reflect

Reflection is an important part of the IB experience. MYP students were challenged recently to discover what they are grateful for despite such an unbelievable year.

Every blossom of our gratitude tree (in the window above our front door) contains a grateful moment. We are now grateful and look forward to a much needed break.

The attached article shared by a H.I.S. parent reminds us that our students need to play this summer, recover mentally and embrace a possible future with many more of the aspects of the life we cherish.

https://drive.google.com/file/d/1s_1FiqY31QqHPW9QQ-vSP1GTZBJWJDN1/view?usp=sharing

text & gratitude tree design: LF

 

Healthy Digital Citizenship Workshop

We were delighted to bring back experts, Frau Kegler and Herr Bubenitzschek with Digitale Medien, to deliver a workshop for our Grade 7 students over Zoom last Thursday.

Grade 7s discussed healthy habits regarding access to social media platforms, review of age ratings, German laws and legal advice, healthy amounts of screen time, the social structures that precipitate cyberbullying and potential abuses, video scenarios around responsibility, and the possible exploitation and risks involved when meeting new people virtually.

A special THANKS to Charlotte who graciously provided translation for our guest speakers when needed.

Here are some helpful weblinks that provide details around these valuable topics.

English language websites:
https://www.childnet.com/
https://www.commonsensemedia.org/privacy-and-internet-safety/age/teens
https://www.nspcc.org.uk/keeping-children-safe/online-safety/

German websites:
https://www.klicksafe.de/
http://www.jugendschutz.net/
https://www.nummergegenkummer.de/
https://www.juuuport.de/beratung
https://www.polizei-beratung.de/medienangebot/detail/41-im-netz-der-neuen-medien/

 

Photo: LF

Happy Holidays from Konnie

Konnie still loves to collect things on our walks.

He has really fast recall.

Konnie is losing his winter coat at the moment.  This is great for him, but not so great for our furniture!

Time for a rest.  Happy holidays everyone!

KvG

Wellness Break & Staycation Ideas

MYP Students, still in distance learning, spent this past Wednesday afternoon, seeking to unplug and Take a Break.

We are proud of our students, teachers and parents who have endured over 3 months of distance learning and are looking forward to a much deserved rest. The activities listed are a good reminder and promote balance and wellness for each of us.  We trust that new healthy habits and experiences will blossom as you each practice some self-care in the weeks ahead.  Have a wonderful holiday everyone!