Starting with the 2014-2015 school year, CCS’ Student Services Department has established a Parent Education Task Force which consists of school counselors, school social workers, and school psychologists. The purpose of this task force is to provide valuable information to parents and caregivers on the social, emotional, and academic needs of students. The group also endeavors to increase the communication and interaction between parents and adolescents.
A challenge has been issued to parents and students alike to put down the cell phones, tablets, laptops, and other electronic devices at least once per month. The Put down Your Device campaign will run from September to May. Students, parents, and caregivers are encouraged to use this opportunity to spend quality time together. We will provide the topics and supporting information. All you have to do is talk! While face-to-face conversation is not as cool as texting, tweeting, e-mails, blogs, Instagram, Facebook, and other social media it is tried and true.
The research is clear. Students achieve higher grades, complete more assignments, have higher self-esteem, and have a better attitude about school when parents and caregivers are involved. We agree! Join our campaign. Put down your device!
Published by Laurie Pender on May 12, 2015