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MANAGING YOUR CHILD’S MOBILE DEVICE

On October 10th the Westmoreland Intermediate Unit will be hosting a free workshop for parents entitled “Managing Your Child’s Mobile Device."  Please click on the following link to register.  Registration

Published: August 29, 2017 at 5:10 PM
Categories: District

BARK - Software to Help Keep Your Child Safe Online

We want to share an opportunity with you to help keep your children safe while supporting student safety initiatives in our region!  The Westmoreland Intermediate Unit (our local educational service agency) has recently partnered with Bark, a monthly subscription software, that uses advanced algorithms to monitor a child’s social media accounts, emails and texts for potential cyberbullying, sexting, drug use, online predators, depression and suicidal thoughts. Bark alerts parents when there is a potential issue and provides expert advice on the best ways to address the concern.
 
When you sign up at bark.wiu7.org, a portion of your membership fee will go to the Westmoreland Intermediate Unit to support programs that promote student safety in our region for the life of your membership. A family membership cost is $9/month/family after the 30-day free trial. You may cancel the service at any time.
 
More information on the WIU’s efforts to address student safety issues will rollout as their Stand Up to Bullying Task Force establishes key initiatives over the summer.
 
Click here to sign up and your account will automatically be associated with the WIU affiliate program. You will find helpful tips in the “Complete Guide to Your Child’s Mobile Device”. It is a great support piece for parents as you assist your child in navigating the world of social media.
 
Thank you in advance for being part of a community to foster a safe environment for our students!

Published: June 6, 2017 at 10:21 AM
Categories: District

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