January 31

The Social Media Age

I imagine many of our Senior girls would find it challenging to get through the day without checking social media in some form; indeed, many staff and parents too. There is no doubt that dangers lurk beneath every platform which is why it is our role as school leaders, teachers and parents to educate our students and children in dealing with situations that will inevitably arise. They will likely stumble across situations in the future, that may not exist yet; such is the power of changing technology.

At school, we seek to equip them with these skills through discussion lessons in PSHEE, assemblies, and through our curriculum, and the girls always respond in a mature and sensible fashion. We have recently updated our iPad protocol and web filtering service to make them even more robust than they were before, as safety is our number one priority.  

Our students are generally much further ahead with technology than we are and as a result, it is important that we are able to keep abreast of the changing trends in social media. It is for this reason that we will be hosting our very first Social Media Evening for Parents on Monday 26 February.

However, it should also be said that social media can be incredibly powerful. It will help your daughter to network as she enters the professional world, connect with people across the world, support causes she is passionate about and access news in real time. Our speaker, Charlotte Robertson of DAUK, will talk you through both the benefits and dangers, and provide you with information to support a conversation you might have with your daughter.

If you would like to attend our Social Media Evening for Parents, and have not yet signed up, you may do so here:



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