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    The Karen Kendall Welcome Center is now open for virtual enrollment.  Please follow this link above for directions.

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    Principal's message

     

    Dear Lincoln Families,

    This week is Digital Citizenship Week, a great time for us to highlight internet safety, responsibility, and media balance.  If your household is anything like mine, the events of 2020 have led to increased screen time, educationally, professionally, and recreationally.  The balance my family and I seemed to strike in the first few weeks of the stay at home order has slowly shifted, and I am looking forward to focusing in the coming week on finding balance, especially when it comes to digital media. 

    Common Sense Media is a great website for all things internet and media safety, and they have compiled a fantastic set of family resources in the areas of media balance, privacy, digital footprints, and other topics related to being a good digital citizen.  The guidelines below, for example, are a great starting point for establishing screen time and media norms with even our youngest students:

    • "Pause for people" and stop using devices when someone wants to talk. 
    • Know when it's time to move our bodies and get active.
    • Turn off screens before bedtime.
    • Ask before using a device, and stay on trusted sites and apps.
    • Listen to our feelings and tell an adult if something makes us uncomfortable.

     

    I also love these family discussion questions designed to help a family talk about the ways we use media and to check-in to see if our media use is balanced and healthy. 

    • Do digital devices (phones, tablets, TV) ever keep us from getting enough sleep?
    • Do we use digital devices while we eat? 
    • Do we do activities together without devices?
    • Do we ever use devices together?
    • Does our digital device use ever cause arguments? If so, what are the arguments about?
    • When we use our devices, how is it fun? What do we learn?
    • Is there anything we want to change about how we use our devices? If so, what?
    • Does the way our family uses media feel balanced and healthy? Give a thumbs up or thumbs down. Does our family agree? If we want to make changes, what are they? Think of changes that work for the whole family since we're all on the same team!

     

    In a time when we many of us are relying on digital devices more and more, these conversations about media balance are more important than ever. If you want to see all that Common Sense Media has to offer, here is the link:  

     https://www.commonsensemedia.org/

    Thank you, and have a great week!

    Grounded in Gratitude,

    Dr. DeMicco