We now have to be very vigilant about “Cyber Safety” and my ultimate goal is to try to keep students as safe as possible while using technology at Gardenhill. Although our students have primarily been making good choices thus far, I want to put some boundaries in place on a family device that may come to school, because students are using technology more and more in school as a tool.
If your child is bringing an iPad or iPod to school for any reason, the following ratings apply for movies, songs and games:
Kindergarten through 5th Grade:
Movie Ratings: RATED G
Song Ratings: No EXPLICIT RATING
Apps & Game Rating: Ratings should be no more than the age of the student. For example, if your child is in 1st grade, the rating should not be greater than 7 years old.
PLEASE USE YOUR APP STORE SEARCH ENGINE TO DOUBLE CHECK RATINGS CURRENTLY ON DEVICES.
Students will not be allowed to bring a device unless it aligns with the above ratings. If a device should come to school, the device will be taken away immediately. An inappropriate rating may be a possible cause for suspension, and the student will not be allowed to bring the device for the rest of the year.
Also, please partner with me in checking all devices for appropriate pictures. If a device should come with any inappropriate pictures, the same consequences apply.
Let’s keep our Gardenhill students safe with developmentally appropriate content. This will make for healthier students.