Do a quick Google search of Facebook firings, and you will garner 20 million results, in less than a minute. Many people have been fired due to their inappropriate interactions on social media (posts on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Snapchat, etc…) Facebook is one of the first places employers search when hiring potential employees. Colleges are even looking, before they offer scholarships. Research indicates that 1 in 10 people have been dismissed from their jobs, because of their social media posts. In an effort to teach our students to be successful digital citizens, we have incorporated THINK Thursdays. THINK is an acronym that stands for...
Before students post anything to the internet, we want to make sure that THINK applies. Every Thursday, at the Middle/High School, we spend at least 15 minutes teaching students about the importance of proper online conduct. Mrs. Hirchert, our Technology Integration Specialist, designs lessons including anything from online bullying to intentionally being kind. As even adults, leaders, and politicians have made very poor online decisions; we want to be proactive and give our students the best opportunity to be successful. Look for future THINK Thursday topics in upcoming articles in the E-Newsletter. - Terry Zessin Middle/High School Principal